The Perfect Storm: Improving railway resilience in extreme weather, Cardiff

19 January, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Emergency crews working to restore normal service again.
Emergency crews working to restore normal service again.

About this event

Network Rail provides strategic transport links throughout the UK. With an infrastructure that is typically more than 150 years old, the geotechnical assets are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather.

This talk presented by Professor Roger Moore (Global Technology Leader, CH2M) provides an insight into railway asset resilience on the Western Route during the winters of 2012-14.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Professor Roger Moore

Roger Moore
Professor Roger Moore

Professor Roger Moore is a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser, Chartered Geologist, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Geological Society of London, and Fellow Technologist for Tunnels and Earth Engineering at CH2M based in Birmingham, UK. He is Professor of Applied Geomorphology at the University of Sussex, Brighton, and has over 30 years' international experience in onshore and offshore geohazard and geotechnical engineering.

Roger has published 7 best practice guides, over 70 technical papers, and countless consultancy reports; his latest international good practice guide is on the subject of "Living with ground instability and landslides: understanding the risks, empowering communities, building resilience".

Roger is an Expert advisor to Network Rail in connection with major land instability events near Chipping Campden in Warwickshire, and the coastal section between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.