Flood Estimation Handbook Web Service

The FEH Web Service is provided by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), a not-for-profit research charity and is developed, maintained and made available by its agent Wallingford HydroSolutions (WHS).

The FEH Web Service is an enterprise level software solution, robustly designed with a corresponding level of service continuity to provide the flood hydrology community with access to essential and maintained data resources.

Funding for the operation and maintenance of the FEH Web Service is provided by the user community through a “user pays” business model designed to provide sustainable and secure long-term funding without sole reliance on the public purse.

Income generated by the FEH Web Service’s community of users pays for the operation, maintenance and development of the web service platform itself and is also re-invested into the web service's underpinning scientific research to ensure the continual advancement in the FEH evidence base. These advancements are guided by regular consultation with the UK regulatory agencies, and liaison with the wider scientific and user community, along with availability of data. This has driven recent updates to content including catchment descriptors (e.g. BFIHOST19) and the FEH depth-duration-frequency model (FEH22).


The FEH map contains data supplied by third parties, we hereby acknowledge such usage:

  • Reproduced with the permission of the British Geological Survey ©NERC. All rights Reserved
  • Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2015)
  • Contains OSNI data © Crown copyright 2015
  • Contains James Hutton Institute data © James Hutton Institute
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