(@andrew.brett)

Geovation Water Challenge

Free Hand Held Surface water flooding App.

In summary a simple Geo-Tag Picture App, user loads app, it loads location and asks simply three questions. Date Time Photo Too often Local authorities receive reports of surface water flooding during heavy rain fall with very little information. Making a free simple app availble for the user to Take a photo and add date / time it will help enable Engineers to see exactly what happened. As the saying goes, a picture speaks ...more »

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8 votes
(@geopharos)

Geovation Underground Assets Challenge

GeoPharos: Know where you stand

Our idea is to create a map-based digital environment which aggregates, interprets and showcases a diverse range of geological, geophysical and environmental datasets, and identifies high risk zones (hotspots) using physical and geological principles and data analytics. Citizens and organisations will be able to check for subsurface and environmental risk hotspots at local, regional or national scales, allowing them to ...more »

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4 votes
(@steve01)

Geovation Water Challenge

National map of opportunities for natural flood mitigation

Create a national map of the areas where ‘natural’ flood mitigation measures (e.g. meandering, afforestation, drain blocking, restoring wetlands and washlands etc.) might be employed whilst minimising the impact on existing economic activities. The map would use topographic, land cover and soils data, coupled with agricultural and urban land use information, to rate the opportunity value. This could be extended by mapping ...more »

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2 votes
(@pete00)

Geovation Water Challenge

Connected Catchment Communities

Planning guidance in the UK has introduced requirements for sustainable drainage to control surface water flowing from new developments but without wider coordinated catchment management these measure will impact on too few communities. As climate change increases, so will extreme precipitation events. Direct flood defences are becoming prohibitively expenses and more compensatory measures must be identified to prevent ...more »

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2 votes
(@paulbiggins)

Geovation Water Challenge

Use existing embankments as natural dams to create flood storage

There are many locations where roads and railways are carried across river valleys on solid embankments, with rivers and streams passing through culverts. My idea is to use GIS to identify where a simple gate structure could be inserted into the culvert and hold back flood water, flooding the upstream land and therefore attenuating the flood flow with online storage behind the embankment. Just flooding a small area to ...more »

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2 votes
(@info0012)

Geovation Water Challenge

Amphibious Home Using Open Source Data

In the UK we will increasingly live on water or work on water due to the increasing effects of climate change. Planning policies are slowly shifting away from building more flood defences due to the continuing rising costs and towards acceptance that seas and rivers cannot be contained forever. Therefore we require innovative solutions when living with floods or on water like other European countries. One solution is ...more »

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1 vote
(@dannybrunt)

How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

How we can Live in Floodplains

Climate change is making communities increasingly vulnerable to flooding. People need to be confident in insuring floodplains, so we need to demonstrate how we can live among the floods. We could build flood-proof hotels which would act as flood retreats for the local communty and flood-proof show homes could demonstrate the way for future development.

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0 votes
(@jc0000)

Geovation Water Challenge

Theme 4: Ageing Infrastructure - Problem 4.1 Map My Poo

Select a defined geographical area within the geographical boundaries of responsibility of Southern Water or United Utilities with the following characteristics apparent over a 5 year period: A number of rivers and canals with a high quality Environment Agency data set and where incidences of pollution have occurred Notable growth in population numbers and densities Notable change in land use, in particular the conduct ...more »

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