The Environment Agency has tendered for a Water and Environment Management Framework that will cost £1bn to implement, £48m of which will be spent on mapping, modelling and data services to enable flood and coastal risk management.
The framework agreement will last for four years with the option to extend for another two years.
The work will likely include, but not be limited to, the following: gathering historic flood data; hydrological modelling and analysis; channel, bathymetric and topographic surveying; coastal and fluvial hydraulic modelling; whole system modelling; real time modelling; sewer network modelling (related to surface water flooding); groundwater modelling (related to surface water flooding); wave forecasting and overtopping analysis; management of GIS; mapping of river & sea flooding; mapping of pluvial water / urban drainage; flood forecasting and flood warning; reservoir dam breach analysis and Inundation modelling / mapping; data management; and quality assurance checks of flood risk assessments / flood consequence assessments.
Modelling and data services form one of four lots.
The three additional lots comprise environmental services; engineering consultancy and related services; and asset delivery.
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A discussion of the "risk perception gap", its implications and how it can be closed