9:45am - 5:15pm


AECOM, Ground Floor, 2 City Walk, Holbeck Leeds, United Kingdom



Hosted by the CIWEM River & Coastal Group

Event description 

Flood Risk Management Adaptations: A Yorkshire focus

The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group has organised a study day situated in Leeds. Previously this event was held as a weekend, but feedback from speakers and delegates suggested a day during the working week could be easier for more delegates to access.

This study day will focus upon innovative flood risk management techniques with a Yorkshire focus. Guest speakers will be brought together to discuss innovative flood risk management. The talks will commence with Grace Walburn from HR Wallingford discussing innovative remote sensing techniques and how this is being used to predict long term flood risk trends. Following talks include Jenny Armstrong and Tom Willis of the University of Leeds discussing the iCASP monitoring programme in Yorkshire.

The design and innovation used to develop and build the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) will be another focus of the day. We will host a talk by Peter Charlesworth (Mott MacDonald) who is project managing the Leeds FAS Phase 2 design and build project, before travelling to visit both Leeds FAS Phases 1 and 2. We will be greeted by Leeds Council to discuss the mechanical weir which can be dropped during times of flooding. The we will travel to Calverley to see Leeds FAS2 and Chris Allman and Emily Hale who have been involved with the scheme design.

The last event was oversubscribed so book early to avoid disappointment.

Food will be provided for lunch and transportation via a private coach is included.

Part of the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal series.


Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact events@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Hannah Cooper at Hannah.cooper@aecom.com.

Getting to the event

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM's commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

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