Development and utilization of a national web-based chronology of hydrological events

Andrew R. Black, Frank M. Law

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    The Chronology of British Hydrological Events (CBHE) has been created as an on-line information resource ( in order to enhance access to and use of historical facts pertaining to British hydrological phenomena. Its scope covers floods, droughts and all other notable historical phenomena of hydrological interest. This paper sets out the technical means by which the CBHE has been created, explains the benefits to hydrologists in creating such a facility, and illustrates its utility with a number of examples. Benefits include hydrological risk assessments, historical studies of individual events and objectives in environmental education. The scope for establishing comparable national chronologies for other countries is identified, along with prospects for enhancing the utility of such systems with additional functionality such as links to on-line gazetteers and maps.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-246
    Number of pages10
    JournalHydrological Sciences Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


    • Historical hydrology
    • Hydrological chronology
    • Web database design
    • British hydrological events


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