ICE Flooding 2016 - Resilience, Adaptation, Preparedness

Date: 30th June 2016

Location: Park Plaza, Victoria, London

Mass urbanisation is one of the great challenges facing engineers. When coupled with increasingly frequent extreme weather - like the flash floods currently affecting the UK, it's putting extraordinary pressure on infrastructure.  

This demands new levels of urban resilience. Many major cities are outgrowing their water drainage infrastructure and ultra urban environments require more creative run off strategies. Critical transport services such as London Underground must understand, manage and mitigate risk. 

These challenges, amongst many others, will be tackled at ICE's fourth annual Flooding conference.  Delegates will gain insights into tackling flood risk, catch up on updates in thinking and approaches, network with their peers and learn how best to generate results.

The programme covers:

  • How the 2015/2016 floods have re-shaped Government thinking, with Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
  • Flood risk planning – an assessment of current and alternative approaches, debated by our panel of experts
  • The benefits of proactively managing flood risk to facilitate urban regeneration, looking at collaborative approaches with the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership
  • How to unlock progress through partnership funding and how it supports project delivery, with the Environment Agency's FCRM Manager
  • The pros and cons of natural flood resilience measures, lessons from projects in the UK
  • How the National Flood Forum is working to build resilience at a community level 
  • The value of integrating statistical and modelling approaches to nationwide flooding estimates 
  • Project case studies detailing technical lessons and real world scenarios including how to blend projects with their surroundings, overcome barriers and cost benefit analysis 


Secure your place at this event today and be at the forefront of creating flood resilience.

Click on the image below to read more about the challenges of urbanisation for civil engineering.

 

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