FD2118 - Broad Scale Modelling - a Scoping Study on catchment scale modelling for MAR vision

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:03/01/2006
End date:31/03/2007
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Land,
  • Modelling
  • Imperial College Consultants Ltd


FD2118 has brought together leading UK research expertise in flood risk assessment and modelling related to catchments, estuaries and coasts, and to socio-economic issues. The panel has carried out consultations and produced a review of the state-of-the-art in the relevant aspects and 5 year and 10 year visions for the future, and hence has identified a set of research needs and priorities.

Summary Objective
There are many hydrological modelling approaches which can address some flood management issues. There is an attraction in assessing to what degree a common approach can be followed, but this decision is a far from trivial matter. The essential challenge is to include relevant catchment processes at appropriately compatible levels of detail: maximum detail is by no means the overriding issue. A generic structure is attractive even if some components are not involved in each catchment.The completion of projects 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d and 4a before the start of this project will allow BSM strategy to be advanced

Key Customer Purpose
To include, at efficient level of representation, all significant factors affecting catchment flood generation, enhancing broad-scale flood risk modelling.