The Inter-Agency Committee on the Hydrological Use of Weather Radar is the only national body in the United Kingdom bringing together operational agencies and research bodies with the common purpose of advancing the use of weather radar in hydrology, especially in support of flood management. It operates under the auspices of stakeholder organisations and with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). We promote and encourage research in this area.
The Committee has representation from operating organisations across the UK with responsibilities for detecting, forecasting and warning of severe weather and flooding (Environment Agency, Met Office, SEPA, Natural Resources Wales, Rivers Agency), and the design and construction of urban drainage networks (Water PLCs and the States of Jersey). It has strong representation from the research community including the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and from some of the most active Universities in radar research, including Bristol, Essex and Reading.