Keynote Hall

Keynote Hall

Wednesday 12th October

Thursday 13th October


11.00 - 11.30

Andy Chew

Technology Innovation enabling effective and efficient emergency response.

Major technology trends like IOT have already transformed parts of our life. Data virtualisation combined with multi-agency workflow management and state-of-the-art analytics can now provide an integrated approach to urban resilience planning and response. Collaborative research between public and private sector has enabled solution examples like CONSERVE (Contingency Operations for Strategic Infrastructure and the Vulnerable) that focus on event management, and critical infrastructure protection, with one main target; to dramatically reduce the cost of damages from flooding in UK.


11.45 - 12.15

Jerry Cotter

United State Army Corps of Engineers Water Management Program with Regional Flooding Highlights

This will be a presentation of the USACE national water management program with regional flooding operations highlights.


12.30 - 13.00

Mary Dhonau

Factoring in residual risk at individual property level

Last year''s flooding shows how flood defences can be over-topped. Mary Dhonau has always warned that flood defences only reduce the risk and do not take it away entirely. Mary will talk about what individual home owners can do to reduce the impact a flood can have at individual property level, using case studies and examples of both resistance (trying to keep the water out) and resilience (minimising the damage a flood can have if water does get in).


13.15 - 13.45

Professor Dragan Savic

Urban Flood Modelling and Risk Visualisation in 3D

Standard 2-dimensional (2D) maps are a prevailing means for communicating the risk of flooding to the public. However, visualisation in 3D can capture detailed terrain and urban micro-features (such as building, bridges, alleyways, etc), but the datasets produced by these models can be enormous. This presentation will demonstrate how massively merged urban flooding data in 3D could allow better understanding of the risks and mitigation options.


14.00 - 14.30

Alex Fraser

Catchment Management, SuDS and NFM for Flood Mitigation

Seminar presents findings from research at Durham University using the CRUM3 catchment hydrological model and SCIMAP-Flood the terrain analysis approach into cost effective flood mitigation using catchment management, SuDS and NFM. Research aims to deliver multiple-benefit solutions and toolkit implementable at other sites, providing a methodology for FCERM teams to deliver model outputs to satisfy Environment Agency funding regulations and be deliverable through GIA and Local Levy funding pathways.


14.45 - 15.15

Prof. Zoran Kapelan

Adaptive Planning for Effective Flood Risk Management under Uncertainty

The existing, predominantly precautionary approaches used for the long-term management of flood risks are proving to be expensive yet not effective enough in dealing with future uncertainties such as climate change and urbanisation. A fundamentally different approach, based on the concept of flexible planning with optional adaptation pathways will be presented. This approach will be illustrated on the Thames Estuary case study demonstrating the associated multiple benefits.


15.30 - 16.00

Aidan Kerr

How Flood Re works and what people need to know

Aidan Kerr, Director of Operations for FloodRe sets out the organisation’s plans for the future and its role in reducing the cost of flooding