Seminar Hall 24

Seminar Hall 25 - Sponsored by Flood Re Limited

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Day 1

Day 2


11.00 - 11.30

Chris Griffiths

Prevention’s better than cure: how good landscaping can stop flooding before it starts.

This presentation explains why we need to invite water into the landscapes we create and treat it as an asset rather than an inconvenience. We’ll also be discussing why early engagement is crucial to delivering effective water management systems, and why adopting an integrated approach to drainage systems is likely to achieve the best results.


11.45 - 12.15

The Communities Prepared Team (Hannah Baker, Paul Robertson and Imogen Smith)

Empowering and mobilising volunteers to champion community resilience to flooding

The session will provide an introduction to the Communities Prepared programme, outlining our support to communities to improve their resilience to and recovery from flooding. We will share an overview of our work with local partners, with whom we provide training and support to volunteer flood groups, assisting them in becoming a sustainable resource to communities at risk. The session will include a case-study of our community development activities.


12.30 - 13.00

Mark Radford

Elastomeric Valve Applications in Flood Defence

Outline of low carbon solutions to flood water control using Elastomeric Valves. Details of projects completed in the UK Mark has worked with hydraulic modellers and civil engineers to design and deliver flood relief and defence schemes that are effective and have low operating costs with virtually zero maintenance.


13.15 - 13.45

Harriet Boughton

"Flood Re: an innovative package of proposals for change"

Flood Re is a unique and highly successful, world-first, joint Government and insurance industry initiative. It is efficiently achieving its Purpose. Through its experience and insight gained by administering the Scheme to date and its focus on the changes required to meet its transition objective, Flood Re recently published its recommended package of proposed changes to the Scheme. That package represents Flood Re''s best understanding of the behavioral and market evolution required at this stage of the Scheme''s existence. It also includes certain changes to continue to optimise the efficiency of the Scheme. The package balances the needs of the Scheme''s stakeholders and builds on the Scheme''s strengths in order to be more responsive and flexible in bringing about the change it needs to see.


14.00 - 14.30

Alistair MacKinnon

Non-contacting Velocity and level monitoring.

Non-contacting level and velocity measurements are key variables needed to establish flow indication. Pulsar has developed a range of non-contacting velocity devices and when combined with level indication can offer the end user the calculation of flow or the combination of both variables to make a decision about the condition of the network. Pulsar will present case studies to show how these variables can assist in the decision-making process.


14.45 - 15.15

Roman Dobbe

The use of lime-treated clay in dike reinforcements.

At present, lime is used little in clay for dike upgrades in the Netherlands. Generally because the clay has to meet the prevailing quality requirements. However, the use of lime can be beneficial for dike construction and reinforcement. This results in a reduction of costs, the possibility to reuse local soils with poor properties and an improvement of the functional requirements of clay.


15.30 - 16.00

Adam Goldberg

Global flood awareness

The seminar will describe the process of how flood mitigation in USA has become a part of the planning for new constructions as well as in older existing areas where flooding is a risk. The development and the trends in how to implement engineered solutions and how this can be effectively applied in the United Kingdom.