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James Hubbard is part of Ambiental's technical team and takes responsibility for managing the company website.

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Ambiental at GEO Business 2015

Ambiental at GEO Business 2015

May 29, 20150 Comments

Precision flood models and spatial analysis of flood risk in Great Britain with Paul Drury GIS Data Manager, Ambiental Technical Solutions. Extreme flooding in recent memory has highlighted the need to better understand flood hazards and to interpret flood risk. Demand for greater accuracy, particularly in the insurance sector, is driving innovation and providing opportunities [...]

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Ambiental launches new cloud based, property level flood risk checking service using Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase

Ambiental launches new cloud based, property level flood risk checking service using Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase

April 28, 20150 Comments

Decision making around flood risk has never been more crucial for the profitability of the insurance industry with an estimated 5 million UK homes vulnerable to flooding, record breaking rainfall becoming more common, and Flood Re due to be rolled out later this year. In response to these challenges, flood risk specialist Ambiental has recently [...]

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Global Flood News: 2,000 people cut off by flood waters in New South Wales

Global Flood News: 2,000 people cut off by flood waters in New South Wales

April 24, 20150 Comments

International News Deadly storms affect New South Wales, Australia Recovery efforts are currently being extended in New South Wales, following deadly storms this week which have cut off more than 2,000 people in the region. Read the article in full here. North American News Houston flooded following heavy rain Poor drainage has been blamed for [...]

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Ambiental Set to Present at UK’s Largest Geospatial Event

Ambiental Set to Present at UK’s Largest Geospatial Event

April 17, 20150 Comments

Ambiental’s GIS Data Manager, Paul Drury, will be presenting “Precision flood models and spatial analysis of flood risk in Great Britain” at Geo Business 2015, in London on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 16.50. Billed as the largest geospatial event in the UK, delegates get to hear from industry experts presenting the very latest in [...]

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Global Flood News: Atacama region of Chile hit by floods

Global Flood News: Atacama region of Chile hit by floods

March 27, 20150 Comments

International News Freak downpour in usually arid territory causes floods in Chile’s Atacama region At least 7 people have died following freak floods in Chile. Communities in the desert region were struggling on Thursday to cope with a disaster that knocked out power and cut off roadways. Read the article in full here. North American [...]

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Global Flood News: More than 60 people killed by floods in Angola

Global Flood News: More than 60 people killed by floods in Angola

March 13, 20150 Comments

International News Scores of homes destroyed and many people missing following floods in Angola Local authorities in Angola have confirmed that severe floods have led to deaths of at least 62 people. Read the article in full here. North American News Alberta government lacks capacity to assess flood risk Although Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource [...]

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Flood risk: location uncertainty and the impact of data on CAT modelling

Flood risk: location uncertainty and the impact of data on CAT modelling

March 9, 20150 Comments

“Flood risk: location uncertainty and the impact of data on CAT modelling” offers an overview of how flood hazard data for catastrophe models is built and an exploration of uncertainty in catastrophe models. This presentation was delivered by Dr Justin Butler at Cat Risk Management & Modelling Conference, London 26th March 2015. Through using worked [...]

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Ambiental will present at the CAT Risk Management & Modelling Conference in London

Ambiental will present at the CAT Risk Management & Modelling Conference in London

February 20, 20150 Comments

Billed as “Europe’s definitive and independent CAT risk event for all modelling companies, brokers, regulators, reinsurance & insurance companies”, the annual CAT Risk Management & Modelling Conference will take place in London on 26th/27th February this year, with Ambiental’s managing director, Dr Justin Butler, as one of the events’ key speakers. Speaking on Thursday 26th, [...]

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Global Flood News: Report identifies areas of London most at-risk to flooding

Global Flood News: Report identifies areas of London most at-risk to flooding

February 13, 20150 Comments

International News Hammersmith and Fulham possess the most flood risk properties in London New research reveals that the top five London Boroughs at flood risk after Hammersmith and Fulham are Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and then Barking and Dagenham. Read the article in full here. North American News Climate change incorporated into new federal flood [...]

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Global Flood News: Deforestation and soil erosion exacerbates flooding in Albania

Global Flood News: Deforestation and soil erosion exacerbates flooding in Albania

February 6, 20150 Comments

International News State of emergency declared following floods in Albania Deforestation and soil erosion has exacerbated flooding in Albania leading to the evacuation of hundreds of families, according to the country’s prime minister. Read the article in full here. North American News Improving understanding of atmospheric rivers will aid better flood control in California “Improving [...]

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