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Speaker: Laurence Waterhouse, Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers
This presentation on the award-winning strategy project for the River Hull valley, examines one of the most at risk flood plains in the UK.
Laurence will look at the strategy and how a range of solutions and mitigation options were provided to reduce flood risk throughout the whole catchment. The strategy includes redesign of pumping station capacity; the survey and design for re-profiling of the River Hull; the concept and design of four managed offline storage solutions; the design of two raised embankments schemes and the conceptual and preliminary design for additional River Hull Tidal Barrier and Sluice options.
There are other interesting elements such as the implications of removing sunken vessels that restrict the capacity but provide valuable habitat to fish and the potential discovery of lamprey.
River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy won ICE Yorkshire and Humber's Sir John Fowler Award in 2015.
Laurence has 30+ years of experience in water-related civil engineering which has been gained from a variety of projects, as Principal Surveyor for British Waterways and as Head of Flood Resilience and Climate Change for Pell Frischmann. He has also managed his own surveying company working on national flood strategies and volunteering as the Chairperson for the National Flood Forum.
Laurence is responsible for contributing to the strategic planning and growth of the flood risk and climate change team through technical and professional excellence, and business development. The Pell Frischmann team has seen great success in the delivery of an integrated catchment strategy for the River Hull. This has led to a contract for engineering consultancy on the implementation of the strategy over the next five years and beyond.
Laurence has also coordinated and carried out a large number of surveys for Defra's Repair and Renew Grant Scheme in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich. Laurence is a member of the United Nations Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and was involved in the Parliament Committee stage of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010.