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Flood and Water Management Conference, Duxford

8 October, 2015 | 09:30 - 17:00

Dredging and widening the river Cook
Dredging and widening the river Cook

About this event

Following our popular Flood Risk and Water Management Conferences in 2011 and 2013, we're revisiting the topic in 2015.

Speakers with first-hand experience of the issues will give updates on the state of flood and water management.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Aidan Kerr, Flood Re
  • Bridget Woods-Ballard, CIRIA/H R Wallingford
  • Professor Čedo Maksimović, PhD, Imperial College London
  • Sass Pledger, Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Fola Ogunyoye, Technical Director and Leading Professional for Flood Resilience, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Louise Hall, Environment Agency

This event is for engineers, planners and others working in related fields. As well as exploring some of the policy challenges the day will include sessions on:

  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
  • Surface Water Management Plans
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Local case studies

The cost is £110 plus VAT per delegate. This includes access to all the speakers' presentations, an excellent buffet lunch and breaks with tea and coffee. Delegates are also free to look around the museum until it closes at 6pm. Reserve your place via the 'Book Now' the button below.

Sponsorship

We are currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors for this event. If you are interested please email iceeastofengland@ice.org.uk or call 01223 842067.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:

Speakers

Aidan Kerr

Aidan Kerr
Aidan Kerr

Aidan Kerr is the Director of Operations for Flood Re. As part of Flood Re's Executive Team, he is responsible for ensuring Flood Re's operations are set up to deliver Flood Re's crucial objectives, including oversight of Capita and Landmark, the firms that will be delivering the key operational processes for Flood Re.

Previously he was Head of Property, Fraud and Specialist Lines at the ABI, covering the development of Flood Re, the ABI's work on combatting fraud, as well as the topic of how insurers assess risk and, therefore, price it for their customers.

Aidan is a chartered management accountant who joined the ABI from the Environment Agency where he was the Head of Investment and Funding, responsible for delivering the Long Term Investment Strategy for investment in flood risk management. Before that, he was a senior manager delivering finance transformation projects at Accenture.

 

Bridget Woods-Ballard

Bridget Woods-Ballard
Bridget Woods-Ballard

Bridget Woods Ballard is a chartered hydrologist and civil engineer, specialising in flood risk management, and the evaluation and design of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Bridget has undertaken research and contributed to guidance on the performance, design, maintenance, costs, benefits and liabilities of SuDS.

Bridget is the principal author of the CIRIA SuDS Manual (the updated version of which is due for publication imminently), she wrote BS8582 (Code of Practice for surface water management for development sites), and she has supported governments in England and Wales in developing standards and associated guidance for SuDS.

 

Fola Ogunyoye

Fola Ogunyoye
Fola Ogunyoye

Fola Ogunyoye is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years' experience at the water's edge. His unique blend of design, operation, contractor, research and consultancy experience enables him to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions to water challenges.

Fola has led or been involved in many major industry technical guides, including the Fluvial Design Guide, Temporary and Demountable Flood Protection Guide and Culvert Design and Operations Guide. He has directed the development of many flood and coastal plans and strategies and developed many award winning flood risk management solutions.

 

Professor Čedo Maksimović

Professor Čedo Maksimović
Professor Čedo Maksimović

After having worked for 24 years at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade and joining the EWRE Section in 1996 Professor Čedo Maksimović created and heads the UWRG (Urban Water Research Group).

His research fields include applied fluid mechanics in urban water systems: storm drainage, urban flooding water supply and interactions of urban water systems and infrastructure with the environment.

In addition to lecturing on the MSc and UG courses, Prof. Maksimović serves as a project co-ordinator of EPSRC, EU and UNESCO projects in UK, and other projects in Europe and in other continents dealing with the above topics.

 

Sass Pledger

Sass Pledger
Sass Pledger

Sass is currently working in local government for Cambridgeshire County Council as the Business Manager for Flood and Water. For the last 6 years she has been delivering a range of services that meet the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act and associated legislation.

Her programme of work is diverse, and includes implementing new technology and ways of working; business performance and improvement; cross organisational change management, British and European legislative compliance; implementing software solutions; flood and water management; environmental research; partnership management; and capacity building. Prior to this Sass was working on a variety of projects and programmes, as a Prince 2 Project Manager, and MSP Programme Manager.

 

Louise Hall

Louise Hall
Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Civil Engineer and member of the ICE with over 9 years experience in civil and structural engineering, predominantly focussing on asset management and flood risk.

Louise started her career in 2006 in a Building Engineering Team at Arup, and joined the Environment Agency in 2009, working on a wide range of asset and project management roles on revenue and capital flood defence works within East Anglia. She gained an MSc in Civil Engineering from Anglia Ruskin University in 2015 and has been responsible for successful delivery of various high profile schemes, including the £20m replacement of tidal defences in Great Yarmouth, and time pressured delivery of recovery schemes in Essex, following the East Coast Surge in December 2013.

Louise is currently acting as Deputy Services Manager on the £300m Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 programme, one of the Government's top 40 infrastructure projects.

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