SC130006 - Understanding the performance of our flood forecasting models

Theme:Incident Management & Modelling
Project status:Completed
Start date:11/06/2013
End date:30/03/2018


Understanding the performance of the flood forecasting models operated in real-time by the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the national Flood Forecasting Centre is crucial to the informed use of model outputs for flood guidance across England and Wales. It is also essential to guide future strategic investment in flood incident management.

This research was the first nationwide analysis of the performance of the various flood forecasting models operated by local centres on the National Flood Forecasting System. The results are presented in the report in the next tab. The analysis is based on Wales and the English geographical regions that align to the old Environment Agency region names.