Keynote Hall 1

Below is The Flood Expo 2017 schedule – Line-up for 2018 will be released soon...

Cunningham Lindsey

Keynote Hall 1

Cunningham Lindsey is one of the UK’s largest loss adjusting and claims management businesses. We currently employ around 1,500 staff in 19 regional offices to deliver a wide range of services through three operational units:

- inTrust – our Third Party Administration (TPA) arm which manages lower value claims and provides back office support from our two Claims Centres. inTrust handles household, commercial property, casualty, home and business emergency, marine and motor claims.
- Loss Adjusting Services – our technical adjusting and visit service for property and casualty claims, including major and complex losses and HNW claims, offering full UK coverage from 14 regional offices
- Building Consultancy Services – our UK wide services focusing on subsidence, chartered building services via Sergon and all elements of building repairs, including our contractor network, Oriel

We’re part of Cunningham Lindsey Group – one of the world’s leading loss adjusting and claims management organisations. The Group currently employs around 6,000 people and provides services in 60 countries.

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September


11.00 - 11.30

Dr. David Green

Sizing Up Floods From Space

Floods are the deadliest, most frequent, and the most expensive natural disasters in the United States and around the world. NASA’S earth-observing satellites provide information about the situation on the ground that can only be obtained from the perspective of space. This talk will address why and how satellite data really helps flood management by showing the extent and magnitude of a large-scale disaster.


11.45 - 12.15

Simon Crowther

2007 – 2017, What has Changed in 10 Years?

Simon was flooded in 2007 and has been passionate about helping others ever since. In 2012 his family home was successfully defended by a Water-Gate barrier - avoiding the upheaval, expense and stress that flooding causes. This seminar takes a look at what changes there have been since 2007; focussing particularly on technological advances.


12.30 - 13.00

Ian Gibbs and Dr Jessica Lamond

Flood resilience: the ultimate challenge for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Ian and Jessica will provide an overview of the current challenges faced by SMEs in obtaining flood insurance and how this drives their approach to flood risk. The seminar will cover the latest research into flood resilience and detail the steps being taken to improve the uptake of flood resilience amongst SMEs by the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) round table on property level flood resilience.


14.00 - 14.30

Daniel Cook

Changes in policy relating to Flood Risk / Drainage, impacting on planning

Ambiental will discuss the impacts of the recent changes to the climate change flows of fluvial systems across England. By discussing the guidance set out by the EA as of February 2016 and how this has impacted upon decision making when focused to planning. Whilst also discussing the changes to policy relating to Surface Water Drainage, April 2015. The presentation will provide examples both positive and negative to the changes.


14.45 - 15.15

Ed Barsley

Designing for Flood Resilience

This seminar discusses strategies for resilience in relation to both existing and new build flood risk contexts. It begins by covering the key findings of the EPSRC funded ‘Retrofitting Resilience’ study, within which a methodology has been developed to assess the flood resilience of existing communities. Finally, the Sunday Times/British Homes Award winning resilient ‘Home for All Seasons’ will be introduced as an innovative new model for future proof housing.


15.30 - 16.00

Mary Dhonau OBE

The Cumbrian Resilience Show Case Project

Mary is working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Business In the Community and Adler and Allan to develop 3 show case resilient properties in Cumbria. Mary has had to source surveys, products, building materials etc for free. The properties will be retrofitted with innovative solutions to enable a faster recoverym should a flood happen again. This is a bit like ‘Challenge Anneka’, only this time, it’s ‘Challenge Mary’ - there will be no jump suit or a helicopter, sadly! Mary will talk about the project to date and how it’s progressing


16.15 - 16.45

Fieke Engelbracht

Flood defense system for ports

Ravestein has developed a flood defence system. In 2011 we successfully installed and tested this flood defence system for ABP at Kings Lynn. In 2016 Ravestein constructed and commissioned the new Outer Flood gates for ABP Garston, with the same type of flood defence system as in Kings Lynn. These Mitre gates were designed with special features to cope with reverse head operation to function as Flood Defence Gates.