FRMRC - Flood Risk Management Research Consortium
The UK Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC) is an interdisciplinary group investigating the prediction, prevention and mitigation of flooding. The project is being carried out over the period 2004-2008 and involves a number of UK academic institutions – with a total budget of £5.7m, the Consortium employs 30 post-doctoral researchers and 12 research students (1 post-doc and 1 student at Exeter). The Centre for Water Systems is engaged in RPA 6 Urban Flood Management, together with the Pennine Water Group (Sheffield), Imperial College (London) and University of Wales (Aberystwyth) and in collaboration with the University of Belgrade. Methodology and software under development at the Centre are used along with other tools for simulation of urban flooding. The approach incorporates two specific concepts: explicit modelling of water exchange between surcharged flow in a piped system and the surface flow on the streets during a flood, when these two systems form a multiple-looped network involving a complex interaction of flows; and the application of advanced GIS-based analytic tools to predict flood flow paths by effective utilization of digital terrain models, detailed surface cover (land-use) images, spatially and temporally variable rainfall, and other data.
Other Relevant Information (related publications, conferences etc)
Project results have been widely disseminated on a number of events and in various publications. More detailed project description is available on the project web site http://www.floodrisk.org.uk/ and on the CWS web site on http://www.projects.ex.ac.uk/cws/index.php?projects_current.
Blanksby J, Saul A, Ashley R, Djordjević S, Chen A, Leandro J, Savić D, Boonya-aroonnet, S, Maksimović Č and Prodanović D, 2007, Integrated Urban Drainage: Setting the context for Integrated Urban Drainage Modelling in the United Kingdom, Proceedings of Aquaterra World Forum on Delta and Coastal Development, Amsterdam. (submitted).
Boonya-aroonnet S, Maksimović Č, Prodanović D and Djordjević S, 2007, Urban pluvial flooding: Development of GIS based pathways model for surface flooding and interface with surcharged sewer model, Proceesings of NOVATECH 2007, Lyon. (submitted)
Chen A S, Djordjević S, Leandro J, and Savić D, 2007, The urban inundation model with bidirectional flow interaction between 2D overland surface and 1D sewer networks, Proceedings of NOVATECH 2007, Lyon.(submitted).
S Djordjević, A Chen, J Leandro, D Savić, S Boonya-aroonnet, Č Maksimović, D Prodanović, J Blanksby and A Saul (2007) Integrated sub-surface/surface 1D/1D and 1D/2D modelling of urban flooding, Proceedings of Aquaterra World Forum on Delta and Coastal Development, Amsterdam. (submitted).
Hall, J., Dawson, R., Speight, L., Djordjevic, S., Savic, D. and Leandro, J. (2006). Attribution of flood risk in urban areas, 7th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Vol. I, Nice, 280-287.
Hall, J., Dawson, R., Speight, L., Djordjevic, S., Savic, D. and Leandro, J. (2007). Sensitivity based attribution of flood risk, Proceedings of NOVATECH 2007, Lyon. (submitted).
Leandro J, Djordjević S, Chen A S and Savić D, 2007, The use of multiple-linking-element for connecting sewer and surface drainage networks, Proceedings of 32nd IAHR Congress, Venice. (submitted).
Mark O and Djordjević S, 2006, While waiting for the next flood in your city…, Proceedings of Hydroinformatics 2006, Nice, Vol. 1, pp 252 – 265.
Caption: Urban flooding is caused by the drainage system being unable to cope with the volume of surface runoff and includes co-incident flooding due to fluvial and pluvial floods inundating urban areas.
Caption: 1D-2D model interaction