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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