This course is targeted at local authorities, with the objective of helping participants understand the fundamental hydrological and hydraulic modelling issues necessary for the delivery of robust flood risk (FRA) and drainage impact assessments (DIA) / conceptual drainage designs. Current software facility and visualisation tools can often enhance understanding but can also lead to a reduced reliance on technical comprehension; and to rigorous model schematisation, parameterisation and numerical model output checks being overlooked.
Hold the date for Sniffer’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2018!
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Flood Risk Management Conference will be held at Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, on 5-6 February 2018.
Present estimates state that annual flood damages for the whole of the UK are £1.1billion, with around 5.4million properties in England at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, surface water or all three. In 2017 coastal areas across the UK have been hit by severe winds and heavy rain, causing power cuts and damage to properties. In North Yorkshire flash flooding has caused road closures and trains have been cancelled. Whole communities across the UK have been left isolated, without power, with severe disruptions or damage to local transport infrastructure.
With the Environment Secretary due to introduce a 25-year Environment Plan by the start of 2018, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss policy priorities for further protecting the environment and conserving natural capital.
The Natural Capital Investment Conference taking place in London on 1st March 2018 will identify the best ways of securing much-needed investment in the UK’s natural environment. Organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, it will be a significant step forward in the quest for new ways of financing the restoration of key natural features such as woodland and wetland. The benefits that flow to everyone from this ‘natural capital’ have been valued at billions of pounds.
Priorities for UK Flood Resilience - Recognising Risk, Flood Management and Recovery
With a keynote address from Sarah Hendry, Director of Floods and Water, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Just over 18 months on from the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review this forum will bring together key stakeholders to assess the progress made so far and the priorities for preparedness and recovery from flooding across the UK.
There is an opportunity for consultants and charities to join a RHS certification course that the River Restoration Centre is organising as a special event from March 13th to March 16th 2018 in Cardiff.
The RHS Certification courses from now on will be run and hosted by the River Restoration Centre.
Nature Based Solutions for hydrological extremes and water resource management
The session will explore the topical theme of using Nature Based Solutions to address catchment wide hydrological issues (e.g. management of flood risk, droughts) in both rural and urban settings.
Mark your calendars to attend this conference which is designed for practitioners, regulators, water and sewer authorities, and stormwater managers from the public, private and nonprofit sector. The conference will include national sessions via internet, along with local hubs to encourage more in-depth discussion, and networking.
Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country.
Despite the protection of water bodies being integral to the prosperity of agricultural, fishing and manufacturing industries, UK water quality requires significant and urgent improvement. Only 16% of surface water bodies assessed in England were classified as being in either high or good standard by DEFRA in 2017, compared with 26% in 2011. Furthermore, increasing pollution levels have contributed towards the number of healthy rivers declining in England from 27% in 2010 to 14% in 2017.