Flood & Coast 2017

Date: 28th - 30th March 2017

Location: Telford International Centre

Water Professionals, Companies and Consultants to gather at UK’s largest flood event

The programme for the UK’s Largest flood and coastal erosion conference and exhibition has now been finalised and water management professionals will debate some of the most pressing issues with the Environment agency at Flood and Coast 2017 in March.

Convened by the Environment Agency, a total of 150 presentations and case studies will take place across the three days at the Telford International Centre from March 28 - 30.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Flood and Coast Event said “Alleviation schemes continue to be a critical part of protecting the country against flood risk. Pressures on our cities and all urban areas coupled with climate change, require us to look for innovative ways and drainage solutions to increase resilience and sustainability. Here we are looking for different sectors to showcase their best examples and learn from one another so we can offer communities the resilient services they need.”

Some of the 150 sessions will include;

  • Water – managing the extremes
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage design for catchment flood protection
  • Holistic water management by Suffolk county council
  • UK Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and Chinese sponge cities
  • Reducing flood risk in York
  • Retrofitting storm water green infrastructure
  • North Glasgow integrated water management
  • Cloudburst – lessons from Copenhagen
  • WEM Framework – Environment Agency
  • The use of existing reservoirs for flood alleviation
  • Mobile rapid deployment – pumping stations
  • Planning policy for flood water management
  • Warrington – flood alleviation scheme
  • Role of uplands in managing downstream risk
  • Review of flooding in Cumbria after Desmond
  • Sustainable and cost effective channel management
  • Flood mapping for surface water
  • Implementing a ground water flood forecasting service

Grant Collier Director at Flood and Coast said “we would encourage all water management professionals to join the conference and exhibition which will be the largest thought leadership and networking event for the sector in the UK. With numerous case studies and the latest drainage solutions, the event will take us closer to mitigating the severity of flooding such as we saw in Cumbria and other parts of the UK in 2015”.

For the advance programme or further information on Flood and Coast 2017 – see www.floodandcaost.com  The event is sponsored by Van Oord, VBA, CH2M - Flood Modeller Suite, Aecom, HR Wallingford, Mackley and IBS Group.

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