Seminar Hall 22

Seminar Hall 22 - Sponsored by Emily

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Day 1

Day 2


11.00 - 11.30

Anthony C. Mulligan

Three small unmanned surface Platforms

This seminar will discuss three new platforms currently being worked on at Hydronalix: Water sampling activities with Ifremer (French Institute Search Pour L''exploitation De La Mer). An EMILY Police Boat for disaster response, and a water depth-sounder EMILY for guiding high profile rescue trucks in flooded residential areas.


11.45 - 12.15

Lee Church

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats: Replacing Concrete for Erosion Protection

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCM’s) are flexible, cement impregnated fabrics that harden on hydration to form a thin, durable, water proof, concrete layer. GCCMs have quickly gained market acceptance as practical and cost-effective alternatives to poured, precast or sprayed concrete solutions. This presentation will explain GCCM technology and material properties, followed by Concrete Canvas® case studies of Network Rail, Highways England and the Environment Agency flood control applications.


12.30 - 13.00

Matthew Westgate

Collaboration Delivers Control and Reliability on Pumping Stations

How a water company, with pump, instrument and control suppliers worked together to effect real change and award winning results.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr. Alalea Kia

High-strength clogging resistant permeable pavement

Permeable pavement is utilised to alleviate flooding in cities and other urban areas, but it is prone to clogging, has relatively low strength and requires regular maintenance. We have developed a novel permeable pavement with low tortuosity pore structure that can be cast on-site that is not only resistant to clogging, but also has high permeability and strength. This innovative system will help alleviate urban flooding contributing towards a more sustainable urbanisation.


14.00 - 14.30

Charlotte Markey

Bioretention Systems within Sustainable urban drainage schemes.

Representing GreenBlue Urban Charlotte will highlight the challenges and solutions from policy through to delivery of underground sustainable urban drainage systems. With experience in planning she will determine the need for tree strategy - the important function of trees with creative approaches that will protect and deliver the canopy cover required for interception and enabling stormwater management


14.45 - 15.15

Paul Griffiths MBE

Hydraulic solutions for the largest single span flood defence barrier

The Boston Flood Barrier, in Lincolnshire, is the largest barrier of its type in the UK. This presentation discusses the technical engineering challenges of developing a tidal control system solution utilising two of the largest cylinders ever manufactured in Europe (in excess of 50 tonnes each).


15.30 - 16.00

Kevin Reed

Treating water as a valuable resource, not as a waste.

Kevin’s presentation will look at the ways in which water can be conserved, treated and recycled and their associated commercial, social and environmental benefits. He will review a variety of water resources and explain how their different characteristics impact on their suitability for reuse. Kevin will also discuss some of the technologies, both currently available and emergent, that can facilitate a more sustainable approach to water management.