Wales National Flooding Conference 2017, Cardiff

9 March, 2017 | 08:30 - 16:20

Join us for our annual flooding conference.
Join us for our annual flooding conference.

About this event

Kindly sponsored by Waterco Consultants, MWH and Atkins and supported by the Welsh Government.

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government, will give the Keynote Address.

Stephen Lawrence, Chairman ICE Wales Cymru, will chair the first session and give the concluding remarks.
Gwion Kennard, Atkins, will chair the second session.
Dr Madeleine Havard, Chair of FRMW will chair the third session.
Prof. Roger Falconer, Cardiff University, will chair the fourth session.

For information on speakers and topics, please click on 'Speakers'.

A poster exhibition will run throughout the day during the breaks, when young people will present their ideas about aspects of flooding, illustrated by posters that they have designed. A prize will be awarded to the winner plus an engraved trophy commemorating the event.

You still have time to notify us if you wish to submit an entry – see attached rules.

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Event materials

The following materials are available for download:

Speakers

Stephen Lawrence, Chairman ICE Wales Cymru, will chair the first session and give the concluding remarks.

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government, will give the Keynote Address.

  • Jeremy Parr, NRW and James Morris, Welsh Government
    Flood Risk Management policy and implementation in Wales: an overview
  • David Balmforth, MWH
    Property Flood Resilience
  • Paul Black, Atkins and Nick Holt, Dŵr Cymru, Welsh Water
    Sustainable Drainage Planning – Ensuring Effective Future Drainage

Gwion Kennard, Atkins, will chair the second session.

  • Dr Marta Roca, HR Wallingford
    Green River Engineering
  • Chris Uttley, Stroud DC
    Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project. Three years of natural flood management in the Stroud Valleys
  • Kevin Keating, Mott MacDonald and Thomas McLean, Welsh Government
    New Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Project Appraisal Guidance

Dr Madeleine Havard, Chair of FRMW will chair the third session

  • Paul Cobbing, National Flood Forum
    Ambition, What does good look like? and the role of insurance and communities
  • Andrew Western, Civil Engineer – Chartered, MWH
    Thames Water Drainage Strategy Plans Principle 1 – Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Lisa Marshall, YGC at Gwynedd Council
    Fairbourne: Moving Forward

Prof. Roger Falconer, Cardiff University, will chair the fourth session

  • Doug Whitfield, Environment Agency
    Evidence and Innovation – research and development for flood and coastal erosion risk management
  • Dr Huw Lewis, Met Office
    Towards more integrated approaches to natural hazard prediction – from the National Flood Resilience Review to future capability
  • Davor Kvočka, Cardiff University
    Flood inundation modelling of flash floods in steep river basins and catchments
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