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Dikes, levees and flood embankments: Geotechnical challenges in the anthropocene epoch, London

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

01 November 2017

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Human activity is having an increasing impact on the world and nowhere is this felt more acutely than in areas subject to flooding. Recent flood events have displaced millions of people and caused hundreds of billions of pounds' worth of damage.

Dikes, levees and flood embankments will often act as the last line of defence against flooding caused by extreme weather events. Poor performance of these assets can have devastating impacts on protected areas and communities.

Dr Philip Smith of Royal HaskoningDHV will use examples from projects around to world to illustrate how human activity is affecting these structures and their ability to perform their prime objective of separating people and property from the flood.

The event is free to attend and the ICE Café Bar will be open for networking afterwards, kindly sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV.

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Shelly-Ann Russell