Flooding and Climate Change: Building Resilience Against Extreme Events

Thursday 19 June 2014 5.30pm - Thursday 19 June 2014 8.00pm
Venue: University of Salford, MediaCityUK,
Event Type: Public Lectures

Dr George Heritage, Technical Director at AECOM, is the speaker at this free event about strengthening flood defences against climate change.

It will bring together academics, councils, practitioners and policy makers to discuss flooding and building a resilience against extreme events.

The talk will look at the evidence of a changing climate in the UK and the effect that this is predicted to have on rivers flows across the different UK regions, revealing key 'at risk' areas across the country.

It also reviews our current approaches to flood defence in the UK, highlighting the impact of engineering and management practices on flooding patterns and revealing the legacy of historic local interventionist policies on downstream communities.

The presentation will conclude with a review of the options open to us to maintain and even improve on our present levels of flood protection through joined up thinking, highlighting the tough decisions that will have to be made regarding the use and abuse of our river systems in rural areas.

Contact Dr Neil Entwistle at n.s.entwistle@salford.ac.uk to book a place.