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The recent winter storms have once again stretched flood assets and defences in many regions of the country. One such example was Storm Christoph in late January, which triggered hundreds of flood alerts and resulted in extensive flooding to properties in several areas. The Environment Agency is now conducting an extensive inspection of flood assets…

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Location: Lichfield or Bedford Salary: Competitive Benefits: Contributory pension scheme, generous annual leave, performance based bonus, a structured training and development plan plus many other employee benefits. Closing Date: Jan 31, 2021 RAB Consultants is dedicated to increasing resilience and reducing flood risk.  We are looking to recruit an Assistant Property Flood Resilience Consultant based at either our…
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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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November, 2020: RAB Consultants were commissioned to produce a detailed Flood Emergency Plan for a riverside café-bar located adjacent to the River Aire in Leeds City Centre. The purpose of the plan is to reduce risk to life, mitigate damage and enable a safe and well organised evacuation of staff, customers and visitors from the…

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September, 2020: Major flooding was experienced across the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster on the 7th to 10th November 2019 on a scale not witnessed since 2007 and not seen for many decades before that. As a result, RAB Consultants were commissioned to undertake a Section 19 Flood Investigation in line with Sub-Section 2 of Section…

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The drivers for flood asset and watercourse inspection The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 has changed the approach to managing flooding with strategies and plans now in place to provide a co-ordinated and national direction.  The Act has placed duties on Local Authorities to: “…assess the relevant bodies of water in its area for…

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We have also welcomed new staff members during this period to continue to expand our presence in Scotland. Please check our website and social media channels to find out how we can help you with any flood risk and resilience projects, or get in touch at enquiries@rabconsultants.co.uk or call Fiona Cuthill on 01786 611022. We look forward…

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The development site lies within the flood extent of a small watercourse therefore detailed analysis of the flood risk this watercourse poses was required. A hydraulic model was produced based on a topographic survey of the channel and floodplain. Hydrological analysis was undertaken to identify the catchment’s flows relevant to the development site using the…

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In Scotland, under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act, Local Authorities are responsible for the assessment of water bodies and have a duty to carry out clearance and repair works. Visual Flood Asset Inspection is a tried and tested methodology for consistently inspecting flood assets and making justifiable recommendations for clearance and/or repair works. It…

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We undertake a range of flood risk approaches from high-level desktop studies to complex hydrological analysis and hydraulic modelling. We have significant experience working with Local Authorities and SEPA, therefore, we are able to guide you through the flood risk element of your planning application and advise the most appropriate way forward. Should you wish…

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