Flood Risk Assessments: Environment Agency’s new climate change allowances

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Flood Risk Assessments: Environment Agency’s new climate change allowances

Flood Risk Assessments: Environment Agency’s new climate change allowances

June 8, 20160 Comments

5 Things You Need to Know about Environmental Agency’s new climate change allowances Did you know that in February of this year the Environment Agency (EA) changed the way it views climate change and how it will affect flood risk? These changes will have a widespread and immediate effect on planning applications. So what do [...]

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Flood modelling for Costa Rica’s future – An Ambiental case study

Flood modelling for Costa Rica’s future – An Ambiental case study

April 21, 20160 Comments

Helping to understand the potential impact of rising sea levels in Costa Rica [ The project ] In 2015/16, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Latin American Fund for Science and Technology financed nine science and innovation projects in Costa Rica to the total of £1 million. One of the aims of the funding was [...]

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Flood Re: A political Response to Domestic Flooding – The role of Her Majesty’s Government

Flood Re: A political Response to Domestic Flooding – The role of Her Majesty’s Government

February 4, 20160 Comments

Michael Wade at Ambiental’s Flood Re Business Breakfast for Insurers and Reinsurers Addressing the audience of insurers, reinsurers and chief risk officer’s at Ambiental’s recent breakfast event, Michael Wade, former Crown Representative for Insurance at the Cabinet Office, highlighted the primary role of the government in issues concerning domestic flooding, before outlining the political response [...]

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Watch keynote speakers give their highlights of Ambiental’s Flood Re breakfast event

Watch keynote speakers give their highlights of Ambiental’s Flood Re breakfast event

January 21, 20160 Comments

Keynote speakers from Ambiental’s ‘Business Breakfast’ for insurers last month give their highlights of the event, and summarise what they hope to achieve with the introduction of Flood Re in April of this year. The event, held at Lloyd’s Old Library on 8th December, hosted some 150 insurers, actuaries and chief risk officers, who gathered [...]

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Getting to know Flood Re

Getting to know Flood Re

October 16, 20150 Comments

Find out key information on Flood Re, and how working with Ambiental can help you mitigate the challenges, and grasp the opportunities. What is Flood Re? Since the turn of the millennium, a gentleman’s agreement, referred to as the Statement of Principles, has existed between the government and insurers across the United Kingdom. The agreement [...]

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Ambiental adds GeoSmart Groundwater Flood Risk Map to UK FloodMap4™

Ambiental adds GeoSmart Groundwater Flood Risk Map to UK FloodMap4™

September 10, 20150 Comments

Ambiental has incorporated the GeoSmart National Flood Risk Map into UKFloodMap4™. GeoSmart are one of the UK’s leading hydrogeology, flood risk and groundwater data providers. This development enables Ambiental to deliver ever more detailed analysis for the insurance markets. Covering 100% of the UK, with a full range of return periods, and integrating the most up-to-date [...]

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Changes to the Kensington and Chelsea Consolidated Local Plan affect the requirements for FRAs and Drainage Calculations

Changes to the Kensington and Chelsea Consolidated Local Plan affect the requirements for FRAs and Drainage Calculations

September 8, 20150 Comments

A reviewed ‘consolidated local plan’ in the Kensington and Chelsea area is set to affect developers across the borough. The new plan replaces previous legislation that has been in place since March 2010, and contains key policy updates (Policy CL7 & and CE2). The changes, which were put into action in July of this year, [...]

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Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS

August 21, 20150 Comments

This summer Ambiental has delivered presentations at Aon’s Impact Forecasting Revealed conferences in Singapore, London and Zurich. At these events Ambiental announced the launch of the Australia FloodCat™ model which is now available for use through the ELEMENTS catastrophe model loss estimation platform developed by Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting. A video recording of Ambiental’s presentation [...]

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Flood modelling article in GIS Professional magazine

Flood modelling article in GIS Professional magazine

August 4, 20150 Comments

Following our flood modelling presentation at Geo Business 2015 Ambiental was approached by GIS Professional to write a full feature article. This article has now been published in the August edition of the magazine. Our feature explores the history of flooding in Great Britain and explains how it is possible to predict where and when [...]

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Sustainable Drainage Systems – UK Policy Update

Sustainable Drainage Systems – UK Policy Update

July 28, 20150 Comments

Increases in urban land cover can lead to higher instances of flash flooding after heavy rainfall. Since the 6th April 2015 it is now a legal requirement in English law for all developments of 10 or more units to analyse the potential and use Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) to manage run-off, unless it can [...]

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