NCE Flood Management Conference

Date of event: 7 December 2011

New Civil Engineer is hosting its annual Flood Management Conference in December with a line-up of high profile speakers

According the NCE,  the expert speakers include:

  • Dr Jean Venables, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities
  • David Rooke, Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency
  • Daniel Johns, Head of Funding, Insurance & Outcomes, Defra Flood Management
  • Kamal Panchal, Senior Advisor, Local Government Association
  • Richard Ashley, Professor of Urban Water, University of Sheffield
  • David Schofield, Associate, Arup
  • Brian Smith, Sewerage Optimisation Manager, Yorkshire Water
  • John Dora, Principal Engineer and Chair of Network Rail’s Climate Change Adaptation Group, Network Rail

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Essential updates from DEFRA — the latest on the FWMA and more on proposed funding schemes
  • High level strategic overview from the Environment Agency on the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategy.
  • Practical presentations from the most forward-thinking Lead Local Flood Authorities- how are they coping with their new responsibilities under the Act?
  • Interactive panel discussion on Partnership Working — discussion on howgovernment policies are impacting flood risk strategies in terms of funding and delivery
  • European Water Framework Directive Case Study: how are sustainability targets driving multi-value flood management projects?
  • Presentation from the British Construction Award Winning Norfolk Broadland Alleviation Project.

NCE is also planning a post-conference workshop on 8 December, focusing on Urban Design and Sustainable Drainage Systems.

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