Theatre Hall 6

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

Theatre Hall 6

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September


11.00 - 11.30

Martin Lambley

Geocellular structures in stormwater management

This presentation looks at the use of geocellular structures with stormwater management systems. Geocellular structures continue to be widely used as an integral component of Sustainable Drainage Schemes but current guidance places their use at the bottom of the SuDS heirarchy. Using practical design advice and case studies this presentation will show how well-designed geocellular structures can complement and enhance SuDS schemes designed around softer landscaped applications.


11.45 - 12.15

William Montgomery

Why leaders and managers need to master storytelling

This talk will show how narrative can spark the imagination and galvanise people into action better than dry data alone. That makes storytelling a tool leaders and managers can use to transform numbers, research and analysis into compelling, motivating images.


12.30 - 13.00

Ross Woods

A Fresh Start for Design Flood Estimation in Ungauged Catchments

Current design flood estimates for ungauged catchments are unreliable; we need better methods! The standard methods can often be wrong by a factor of two; under-design causes excessive flood damage costs, while over-design leads to unnecessary capital investment in flood protection. This presentation will suggest how we can improve flood estimation, combining classic and modern flood analysis concepts with an understanding of flood processes, using both UK and international examples.


13.15 - 13.45

Stephanie Horton

How boat salvage and waterway clearing supports flood risk management

An overview of River Canal Rescue’s work with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to remove 22 sunken boats from the River Hull, supporting its strategy to manage flood risk in the local area. The seminar discusses RCR’s salvage operation and reviews how this 24/7 breakdown, emergency assistance and recovery firm worked with local businesses to clear the River Hull, reducing the flood risk and so benefiting the local community.


14.00 - 14.30

Christopher Cameron-Hann

Open Data, Flood Risk and Site Scoping

The use of open data and basic flood estimation to review and project flood risk for potential development. How can we make effective use of data and tools to promote the inclusion of flood risk at the pre-planning and application stage.


14.45 - 15.15

Laura Birkin

Water management in Horticultural Show Gardens; what can we learn?

A civil engineering review of the water management techniques used in horticultural and architectural show gardens in 2017, including RHS Chelsea Flower show and the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower show, which featured the 2017 RHS garden for a changing climate.


15.30 - 16.00

Jo Bradley

Overlook water quality at your peril

This presentation will focus on the importance of managing the quality of surface water runoff and the multiple consequences of failing to do so.