Our Case Studies

Data clearly shows that the UK is experiencing warmer and wetter conditions, and with it an increase in total rainfall amounts and flooding events. This is turn has led to greater focus from authorities on flood risk assessments (FRA) and sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS) at the planning stage. In our latest Case Study we summarise…

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RAB are launching a new series of Case Studies showcasing recent topical projects. The first of these focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and how critical it is for businesses to have processes in place to manage periods of significant disruption. Examples from two organisations show that a collaborative approach working alongside our team at RAB…

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December 2020 The challenge This organisation operates a flood forecasting and warning service in New Zealand and has invested in a programme to be better prepared to respond to flood incidents. Three main challenges were apparent: the need raise community awareness of flooding, introduce a forecast-led warning approach and better alignment with partner organisations during…
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December 2020 Secondment support for an IT and business change programme the results of which underpins England’s forecasting capabilities for the next decade. The Challenge A leading government organisation in England has a statutory duty to provide a flood forecasting service to enable them to prepare and warn of potential flooding. Their service is split…

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December 2020 The challenge A leading government organisation in Wales required a training programme to develop capabilities and confidence of officers who respond to environmental incidents. It needed to be suitable to provide foundation training to new entrants to the organisation and refresher training for existing staff, to help ensure a consistent incident response. Key…

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December 2020 The challenge The ability of duty officers to respond to incidents and emergencies is critical. This London council had a need to maintain the readiness of incident responders operating in Gold and Silver roles. They needed a bespoke modular based blended training course to improve their capability in these roles, that in turn…

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November 2020 The challenge A university in the north west of England approached RAB Consultants to discuss providing business continuity (BC) support in early 2019. This support builds on the existing BC framework at the university and seeks to strengthen their position, drive consistency and ensure alignment with good practice guidelines. Key facts Business continuity…

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November 2020 The Challenge Along the Warmbrook, Chapel en le Frith four sections of the channel side had been eroded and slipped, starting to encroach on the public footpath resulting in a serious public safety concern. Key Facts Main river, Environment Agency Permit required Erosion protection Man-made ground Limited access Japanese Knotweed White Clawed Crayfish…

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November 2020 RAB were asked to provide a Flood Risk Assessment and detailed surface water and foul water drainage design for a small residential development on a site in Nuneaton. The first stage of this project was to complete a FRA for the proposed development to determine how flooding could affect the site and to…

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RAB in a consortium with JMP and Smiths Gore provided expert advice on flood resistant and resilient design methods in a bid to find sustainable and safe housing in coastal flood risk zones in Lincolnshire.  The work was part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Pathfinder project and considered six different sites within Boston and looked at…

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