12:00pm - 1:00pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group

Event description

The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group is running a series of ‘bitesize’ webinars in 2021. We will be covering a variety of topics and ideas which support the CIWEM competencies for those looking towards getting Chartered.

The first of the series is on the Brumadinho dam in Brazil. On the 25 January 2019 the Brumadinho tailings dam suddenly failed, releasing a mudflow of around 10million m3 mining waste that killed between 270 and 320 people.

This webinar, presented by Darren Lumbroso and Mark Davison of HR Wallingford, describes the mudflow modelling of the dam failure and use of an agent-based model to assess if the number of fatalities could have been reduced if a warning had been issued.

Part of the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group’s bitesize digital series

Register for 4 March 2021

About the speakers

Darren Lumbroso

Darren Lumbroso is a Technical Director at HR Wallingford with over 18 years’ experience undertaking hydrological, hydraulic and water resources studies in the UK and overseas.

Mark Davison

Mark Davison is a principal scientist at HR Wallingford. He has 16 years’ experience applying hydrological and 1D/2D river and catchment modelling on a wide range of projects from entire catchments (in Scotland and for the Thames) to site specific studies (more than 20 studies on the impact of development and FRAs).

Additional resources provided by our presenters

Booking and joining information

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

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Sam James at s.james@hrwallingford.com.

The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group bitesize digital series programme

4 March 2021 | Modelling the Brumadinho tailings dam failure and subsequent loss of life

Date to be confirmed | Developing best practice in Natural Flood Management in the UK: The River Aire Catchment’

Date to be confirmed | Systems operators: what could it mean for the future management of our water environment and how could we do it?

Date to be confirmed | Designing out and managing risk for flood and coastal projects, from early stages to construction

Date to be confirmed | Strategic sequential approach to surface water management for Medway’s local plan

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