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Improving dissemination of flood warnings - FD2202

This project has resulted in a worldwide research of the technologies available. The outputs will be of use to personnel involved in expanding the warning dissemination and information channels to the Environment Agency`s Floodline Warning Direct (formerly known as the Multi Media Warning Dissemination Service), and also to those with a responsibility for warning and informing the public.

To critically compare current methods with current and upcoming practice employed within the information technology industry. To specify and develop an improved, customer focused dissemination methodology and review the model of service in terms of leasing or purchase of hardware. To design a procedure to test the specified system and implement a Pilot Project centred upon one region of the Environment Agency enabling assessment over at least one full summer and winter period.

To establish optimum approaches for the dissemination of flood warnings to all target audiences, maintaining optimum and cost effective use of both current and planned communication technologies.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Improving dissemination of flood warnings   (336k)
• Other : Improving dissemination of flood warnings   (1330k)
• Technical Report : Improving dissemination of flood warnings   (356k)
• Technical Summary : Improving dissemination of flood warnings   (125k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2003

Cost: £80,025
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Qinetiq Ltd
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management