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3rd ICE/CIWEM Yorkshire and Humber flooding and water quality conference

Event organised by ICE

27 November 2024
08:30 - 16:30 GMT
Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds, LS1 6ET
United Kingdom
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With the growing concerns about climate change, flooding and water quality in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Committee, in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Tyne and Humber Branch, will host the third annual conference on flooding and water quality in the region. 

ICE YH Committee member Roger Falconer has headed up the conference planning panel and cultivated an interesting and comprehensive programme for the day with expert speakers and panelists. He will chair the conference, the main aim being to bring together all key stakeholders engaged in flood risk management and water quality, to discuss a range of solutions to reduce risk, enhance resilience and adapt for future climate change impacts. 

Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency are once again our strategic partners, as we continue to grow this successful and important annual conference. 

The conference will end with a panel question and answer session, with senior representatives from key organisations and institutions responding to questions from delegates.

The aim is to work together to deliver the best solutions for residents and business communities within the region to reduce the impacts of flooding in the future, with more resilient solutions, adapted for climate change.  

Speakers and panelists

Many of our session chairs, key speakers and panelists are confirmed such as next ICE President Jim Hall who will deliver a keynote address. A range of organisations and partnerships will be represented such as Connected by Water Partnership; Yorkshire Water; OUSEWEM; City of York Council; Environment Agency; Jacobs; Stantec; Siemens Mobility Ltd; Mott MacDonald; WSP; Arup; York Regional Flood & Coastal Committee; FloodMary; JBA Consulting; Hull City Council; Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission and Polybell Farming. 

Look out for photos and profiles which will be added to this page soon. 


Bookings are now open for conference delegates. The standard price is £120 with a reduced fee for students and government and local authority attendees. Exhibitor slots can also be reserved at a cost of £750. Get in touch with any queries at [email protected] 


A range of sponsorship opportunities exist, please get in touch with the regional team at [email protected] for more information. 

Strategic Partners

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water

We look after communities, protect the environment and plan ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow, always.

Environment Agency

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

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Leeds Marriott Hotel 
4 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
United Kingdom


08:30 - 09:00

Registration, coffee and exhibition viewing

09:00 - 09:05


09:05 - 10:45

Session 1 - Holistic approach to river basin management

10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:25

Coffee and exhibition viewing

11:25 - 12:25:

Session 2 - Navigating climate change for adaptive planning

12:25 - 12:40


12:40 - 12:45

Introduction to workshop sessions

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13:45 - 14:40

Session 3 - Workshop sessions

14:40 - 15:05

Tea and exhibition viewing

15:05 - 16:05

Session 4 - Nature based solutions and land management

16:05 - 16:25





Roger Falconer FREng FICE

Roger Falconer FREng FICE

Cardiff University

independent water consultant

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Roger Falconer FREng FICE

Roger Falconer is Emeritus Professor of Water Engineering at Cardiff University (previously Professor at Bradford, 1986-97), and an Independent Water Consultant. He is involved in a range of flood risk assessment projects (including the Independent Expert Group for the recent London floods) and chairs the River Wharfe Partnership Board – working to improve water quality in the Wharfe. He has published extensively in field and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (Foreign Member), the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Prof Jim Hall

Prof Jim Hall

University of Oxford

professor of climate and environmental risks

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Prof Jim Hall

An ICE Trustee, Jim Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis for water resource systems, flooding and coastal engineering, infrastructure systems and adaptations to climate change.

He is a commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission and member of the Council for Science and Technology, both of which provide independent expert advice to the UK government. He also served on the Climate Change Committee’s adaptation sub-committee in 2009-19.

Jim led the development of the national infrastructure systems model that was used for the ICE’s influential national needs assessment and for the UK’s first national infrastructure assessment.

He invented the UK Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure, which he continues to serve as the chair of its governance board.

Among various distinctions, Jim was awarded the ICE’s George Stephenson Medal in 2001 and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018. He also contributed to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.