Stonehaven Technology attends Flood Resilience Conference
Stonehaven Technology attended the 2016 Flood Resilience Conference at the BRE National Centre for Resilience, in Watford, to discuss with Stakeholders the role of comprehensive enterprise information systems in managing flood and extreme weather risk.
The United Kingdom’s weather is changing with warmer winters and greater incidence of torrential rain in summer. The consequence is an increased number of flooding events and accompanying loss and damage, particularly to exposed, unprepared properties.
A core theme of the Resilience Conference was that property owners who identify and understand enduring risk, are most likely to have the necessary knowledge of actions to be taken to mitigate this risk. A further theme was that greater variance of weather creates a necessity to identify and track the dynamic risk from weather extremes, in particular torrential rain.
Stonehaven Technology will soon release a beta version of a free online application, ‘Floodsonline’ which will enable individual users to register up to three properties, identify the enduring risk of flooding and then understand evolving dynamic risk. In England alone, some 5.2 million properties are at risk of flooding. Every year organisations such as retailers suffer from the consequences of flood events, from rivers or seas or surface water, losing stock, revenue and inheriting significant repair cost.
Free Flood and Extreme Weather Risk Management Application soon to be launched