Keynote Speaker Lineup Announced

Alongside returning favourites from 2018’s keynote lineup, Mary Dhonau, from Know Your Flood Risk, and Daniel Rosenberg from Gravitas, we have a fantastic lineup of incredible speakers from across the whole Flood industry. From case studies, to addressing sustainable challenges in the flood industry, this is undoubtedly the strongest keynote speaker lineup The Flood Expo has ever seen and we hope you will agree. So we are happy to announce that the following speakers will be joining us at the NEC, on the 11th and 12th September 2019:

David Nash from the Z Zurich Foundation will share the work of Zurich’s Flood Resilience Alliance in building a system-based methodology, which goes beyond grey infrastructure solutions. He will show how their approach creates locally relevant actions, helping communities globally develop in a climate-smart and risk-informed way, and show how we can measure resilience as a result.

Fai Fung from The Met Office will speak about the future climate projections for the UK.  UKCP18 is designed to help inform the management of future risks from climate variability and change, providing updated probabilistic estimates of the ranges of future climate change and results from a new suite of global, European and UK-scale climate models.

Tim Beech will speak about Thames Water’s innovative approach to managing surface water in partnership. They are working in one of the most densely populated and urbanised regions in the UK, placing a lot of pressure on drainage. He will outline their shifting emphasis towards reducing the volume of surface water entering their sewers with partnership in mind.

Alastair Moseley from the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) will explain the key elements of the new Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience, how to access it and the huge benefits that it will bring to installers, insurance companies and millions of property owners alike throughout the UK.

Russell Turner from the Flood Forecasting Centre will explain the 10 years of partnership between Met Office and Environment agency showing key flood events, learning points and improvements introduced to better forecast floods and provide the best information to continue to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of flooding.

Geordie Palmer from what3words will speak about the challenges of location in emergency responseFor those delivering emergency assistance, knowing exactly where they are going is crucial and this can be a challenge when address information isn’t available. What3words gives an address of 3 simple words every 3x3m in the world. allowing precise locations to be described very easily.

Prof. Dapeng Yu from The University of Loughborough will focus on surface water flood forecasting in a changing climate where the weather is becoming increasingly untypical and uncertain. 

Neil Parker from BAM Nuttall will speak about the Sustainable Challenges for the Collaborative Delivery Framework Partners. As the Environment Agency (EA) moves to its new Collaborative Delivery arrangements the presentation will focus on how the Suppliers will work in partnership with the EA and supply chain to implement sustainable solutions and meet the increasing efficiency and carbon challenges.

With their seminars yet to be announced, we can proudly confirm Livia Hollins from United Nations Climate Change and Sun Yan Evans, Technical Director & Flood Risk Management Practice Leader at Mott Macdonald will also be speaking on the Keynote Theatre at the event.

Tickets for the event are still completely free and readily available from thefloodexpo.co.uk! So go take a look at the keynote speakers so far and secure your ticket now for September 11th and 12th!