Last call for Engineers to join UK’s largest flood event @floodandcoast

The Environment Agency is calling all Engineers interested in attending the UK’s largest conference and exhibition for tackling the issues associated with the UK’s increased frequency of inland flooding and damage from coastal erosion.

Next week Engineers from across the UK will debate some of the most pressing issues with the Environment Agency at Flood and Coast 2017 from 28-30 March in Telford.

A total of 150 presentations and case studies will take place across the three days at the Telford International Centre.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Flood and Coast Event said “Pressures on our cities and all urban areas coupled with climate change, require us to look for innovative ways to increase resilience and sustainability. Here we are looking for different sectors to showcase their best examples and learn from one another so we can offer communities the resilient services they need.”

Some of the presentations include;

  • Discussion Panel of major infrastructure asset holders
  • HS2 Approach to flood risk and resilience – Arup
  • Creating water sensitive airports in times of climate change – Royal Haskoning DHV
  • A national policy statement for flood defences – Pinsent Mason
  • Carbon cost and efficiency – Environment Agency
  • A Sendai perspective on flood warning – Met Office
  • A dredging strategy for flood management on the River Parrett and River Tone in Somerset – HR Wallingford
  • Delivering sustainable and cost effective channel management – Environment Agency
  • Dams in the society: good or bad? – Atkins Ltd
  • Are we safe from reservoir flooding? – JBA Consulting
  • Hinksey flood alleviation scheme: increasing the resilience of the UK rail network – AECOM
  • Port of Immingham sea defence improvements – AECOM
  • The application of 3D sonar scanning for management of critical underwater assets – LandScope Engineering Ltd
  • Bridge scour management system to assess flood hazards at civil infrastructure assets – University of Zagreb
  • Scene setter – Delivering water-resilient and water-adaptive cities – Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Sheffield flood protection programme engagement strategy – Arup
  • Leeds flood alleviation scheme – BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald
  • Delivering a strategy to manage tidal flood risk to Bristol – Arup
  • York Flood Management Plan – AECOM
  • Does retrofitting storm water green infrastructure support urban regneration for communities? – CH2M
  • North Glasgow integrated water management system – AECOM
  • Integration to deliver innovation to the North Kent Coast – Mott MacDonald
  • UK Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and Chinese sponge cities
  • Review of flooding in Cumbria after Desmond

In addition to the paid for conference starting at £215 + VAT, there will be a completely free exhibition and series of free seminars with over 80 exhibition stands showcasing the very latest technology and innovations. Visitors can attend either or both. Further information, full programme details and registration on The conference is sponsored by Van Oord, VBA, CH2M, Flood Modeller Suite, Aecom,HR Wallingford, Mackley and IBS Group.