JFlow is our own two-dimensional hydrodynamic model, and our most successful international product. Run on the world's largest dedicated flood modelling computer grid, JFlow allows large-scale flood and hazard mapping in unparalleled timeframes.
In 2006, the JBA Group made a breakthrough by pioneering the use of GPU (graphics processing unit) technology to improve the speed and efficiency of the JFlow model. By 2007, JFlow could be run up to a thousand times faster than before, leading to a step change in the scale of flood modelling.
Projects we have delivered using JFlow
National Australian Flood Maps: covering each state and territory at a 30 metre resolution. Current improvements are increasing this to a 5m resolution, resolving individual streets and specific buildings.
International Asia-Pacific Flood Maps: covering all countries int he asia pacific region at a 30m resolution
Global flood maps: which cover all rivers and surface water flooding, including defended and undefended areas.
UK comprehensive flood maps: the first national flood risk map to include six hazards: river, coastal, surface water, groundwater, canal failure and reservoir dam break.