30 years of R&D in breach modelling

Research in breach modelling processes

HR Wallingford is a not-for-profit organisation with a history of over 30 years of research and development in the field of breach modelling processes. We have worked on all types of embankments from flood levees and coastal defences to large water retaining dams.

Using our state-of-the-art physical modelling laboratories, our world leading expertise and collaborations with international partners, we have significantly advanced the science in this field over recent decades and have an active and ongoing research programme.


in recent years we have collaborated with the following organisations to undertake breach related research work:

Irstea Bc Hydro University of Oxford Environment Agency USACE  EDF USBR

Research programmes

HR Wallingford participated in the most influencial research programmes in dam breach modelling:

If you have an idea for breach-related research or collaboration, please get in touch to discuss.

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Craig Goff

Principal Engineer

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