Seminar Hall 23

Seminar Hall 23 - Sponsored by ICS Consulting LTD

2020 Timetable coming soon! View the 2019 Timetable below...

Day 1

Day 2


11.00 - 11.30

Duncan Hill

Improve flood management with location intelligence

The ability to quickly perform a flood analysis is a powerful tool for any organisation dealing with a property portfolio. The same precision risk assessment technology used by leading insurers is now available to any public sector or commercial organisation wishing to mitigate flood risk. This presentation will demonstrate how the fusion of geography and data science can produce actionable location intelligence and real insight into flood and other perils.


11.45 - 12.15

Ian Bartholomew

How parametric is revolutionising flood insurance

By 2050 the number of homes at risk of flooding could reach 2.5 million – a rise of 129 per cent from the present day. Traditional insurers already struggle to provide cost-effective cover for high-risk customers so rates are on the rise. In this seminar, we explore how the insurance industry is looking to meet this demand with new affordable cover and close the widening protection gap.


12.30 - 13.00

Tim Young

Improving the Speed and Accuracy of Flood Prediction Modelling

Exploring the potential industry use cases and benefits from the technical improvements in the speed and accuracy of flood route prediction modelling. Recent improvements in the availability of data combined with increased processing power has enabled a radical shift in flood route prediction modelling. The seminar will explore how these improved capabilities will drive new industry solutions and benefit customers and society as a whole.


13.15 - 13.45

Tim Whittome

Aerial survey - options for data acquisition

Aerial survey is a primary means of data acquisition for mapping and ground modelling. Different platforms including satellites, manned aircraft and drones all have their part to play, but each has both technical and economic advantages and disadvantages. Both LiDAR data and aerial photography can be used for generating ground models, and again each technology has its advantages and disadvantages. A case study illustrates the choices to be made.


14.00 - 14.30

Tim Farley

Using Sensor technology to accurately measure and predict flooding hotspots.

How innovative new technology can be utilised to accurately measure, monitor and provide intelligent early warning for potential flooding incidents. Our solution provides the flexibility of redeploying the device across multiple locations to create a detailed map of sewer/wastewater assets – making it possible to future proof your network with a solution that utilises existing access points, is deployed in minutes and can remain in situ for up to 5 years.


14.45 - 15.15

Jure Šumi

Engineered Green Roofs – storm water retention and detention tool that works

The seminar points out how traditional green roofs have evolved in to real storm water retention and detention tool that can dramatically reduce storm water run-off. Seminar will brief how computer modelling using key weather parameters (rain events, temperature, air humidity,…) and data from storm-water lab can help us design green roofs, which will maximise yearly retention and optimise detention during the peak storms.


15.30 - 16.00

Peter Henley