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Manchester is considering its future resilience and the talk will illustrate how a whole city approach can make effective use of strategic and tactical initiatives to reduce exposure to floods for the benefit of citizens and economic growth.
Our focus will be on surface water flooding and mitigation measures with Esther Goodship and fluvial flooding with Craig Woolhouse.
Esther Goodship BSc, MRes, MCIWEM, CSci, CEnv, C.WEM - Principal Hydrologist, Atkins
Craig Woolhouse, Deputy Director Flood Incident Management, Environment Agency.
The following materials are available for download:
Esther Goodship leads the Atkins Flood Risk and Coastal Management team across the North of England. Esther is a hydrologist specialising in flood risk management, sustainable drainage, hydrological and hydraulic modelling. Esther is currently part time seconded to Manchester City Council where she is responsible for fulfilling the Lead Local Flood Authority Role including the management of the asset register, investigation into flooding incidents, consenting of ordinary watercourses and funding applications for flood mitigation works.
Esther has developed intelligent risk based approaches to maintenance of flood assets and prioritisation of flood mitigation schemes for local and national grant funding. She is leading a number of Defra funded projects to manage flood risk across Manchester following successful submission of business cases. Esther also supports a number of other local authorities in their statutory consultee role for SuDS approval for planning applications.
Craig has held a number of senior roles in the Environment Agency including area manager for the Thames valley and policy lead on flood incident management. He is currently the national lead for flood modelling and forecasting services. He is a member of the Institution's expert water panel.