Bradford meets up with University of Sheffield to discuss project on water drainage and flooding

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Published by Marie Chloe Tarp
On Friday, 4 May, a Bradford SCORE set out to visit University of Sheffield and take a look at their project CENTAUR - a project entirely focused on flood risk alleviation.

At the start of May Bradford Council’s Interreg North Sea Region SCORE team visited the University of Sheffield to find out about the CENTAUR project. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/centaur/details

The University of Sheffield and environmental monitoring company EMS are partners in the Horizon2020 project which is an intelligent, real-time autonomous localised urban flood reduction system.

CENTAUR is of particular interest to the flooding and drainage working group in SCORE which looks to develop methods to address flood risk using existing open data e.g. from the Environment Agency together with locally sensed data from the catchment area.

Accompanied by Dr. Dhaval Thacker from SCORE scientific partner the University of Bradford the meeting provided an opportunity to promote our project.

It was recognised that flow volumes and rainfall were the core parameters.

Currently there is no agreed methodology to measure the impact of natural flood management schemes and our approach may well help add to the evidence base.

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