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Whitesands flood alleviation scheme lecture, Abergele

  • Lecture
  • Abergele
  • 14 March 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Whitesands flood alleviation scheme lecture, Abergele

About this event

The Whitesands area of Dumfries in Scotland is an area that has regularly suffered from flooding from the River Nith, and the council has long had an aspiration to protect it from flooding. So recently, a project has been developed by WSP to find a solution to this historic problem.

The scheme has a number of complexities and as part of the design process, Virtual Reality was used to refine the design and to also better ably communicate it to stakeholders. So the presentation will present the scheme, some of its technical challenges and also show you how Virtual Reality was used on the scheme.

A hot buffet will be served at 6pm. The lecture will start at 6:30pm.

Image courtesy of WSP, Gillespies and Dumfries and Galloway Council


Paul Swift

Paul is a Fellow of CIWEM, Technical Director and Technical Sector Lead at WSP. Over his career, Paul has worked for a number of clients and has undertaken a number of roles from project manager, project director to technical reviewer / advisor on large flood schemes. But more recently, Paul has undertaken the role of project manager role for £25M Whitesands Flood Scheme for Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Event venue

The Kinmel & Kinspa
St George’s Road
Abergele LL22 9AS
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]