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Predicting floods droughts and groundwater contamination in UK will be easier

Predicting floods, droughts and contamination to the chalk aquifer, which provides up to 20 percent of the UK’s water supply, will be easier, thanks to models developed by researchers from Imperial College London.

The models could help provide communities with advanced warning of approaching groundwater flooding,

Imperial academics teamed up with hydrogeologists and modellers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) to develop a range of models including one that more accurately predicts the time and location of groundwater flooding in southern England, which is the main location of the chalk aquifer. Nearly 400,000 properties stand at risk from groundwater flooding in areas such as the Berkshire & Hampshire Downs, the Isle of Wight, and the North and South Downs

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