Hydronalix/EMILY sponsor of Theatre 5

Theatre 5 - Sponsored by Hydronalix/EMILY

The line-up for 2018 will be released soon...

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September


11.00 - 11.30

Richard Coutts

Unlocking Sites Through Flood Resilient Planning

Just like how the motor car influenced planning in the 50s, it is water and climate change that will influence the next generation of city and townscape designs. Yet as policy adapts to these needs, so must designers, planners and builders equip themselves with new tools and skills to meet these challenges. Richard discusses how these obstacles can be overcome.

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11.45 - 12.15

Anthony C. Mulligan

SONAR EMILY for flood, search and recovery missions

This seminar will discuss new SONAR EMILY technology originally developed for Navy EOD and Search and Salvage Divers for use in Flood Disaster operations. SONAR EMILY is a 1.7-meter long surface robot for swift water applications, carries high definition Humminbird Helix SONAR imaging system. Low cost system is transportable on commercial airlines and takes only minutes to deploy.


12.30 - 13.00

Nick Moon

Community Resilience in the Urban Environment

Community Resilience has been talked about for years, but how is it actually delivered to give real, practical advantage to residents as well as responding agencies, particularly in an urban environment? The public will take action anyway, agencies need to be ready to work with them, to aid the response, empower residents and avoid a post incident back-clash.


13.15 - 13.45

David Johnson

The Catchment Based Approach and flood risk management

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) was set up by Defra in 2013 to embed collaborative working at a river catchment scale to deliver cross-cutting improvements to our water environments including water quality, flood risk, water resources and bio-diversity. Community partnerships are active in 106 catchments covering England. This talk will review how they are working with the FCRM community and identify their strengths and weaknesses with respect to FCRM delivery.


14.00 - 14.30

Malcolm Snape

The Flood Industry – The Way Forward

Following recent events within the industry, there is now a great opportunity for redirection of the whole concept of flood protection. We must be proactive, rather than reactive in order to build an industry able to deal with the major events that happen from time to time.


14.45 - 15.15

Terry Nash

Better ways to manage water

This seminar will reference the latest Government policy statements about floods and stresses on water supplies, and highlight better approaches for managing both.


15.30 - 16.00

John McGurk

Are all manual flood barrier systems inherently flawed?

With the instances of flooding events increasing and the areas impacted becoming more random, does the advance warning and preparation time required for manual flood barrier systems to be deployed render them obsolete in the future fight against flooding?


16.15 - 16.45

Craig Jump

Technical Surveys and the Art of the Possible by Drones

A talk about the technical aspects of surveying by drones, looking at the legislation involved, working with other agencies and use of data.