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Ten years on - Lessons from the Flood on building resilience, London

Event organised by ICE

14 December 2015
18:00 - 19:40 GMT
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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The Institution of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University and MWH, is holding the Christmas lecture on 14 December 2015 as part of an annual series on resilience.

This year’s topic, “Ten years on - Lessons from the Flood on building resilience” will be delivered by Professor Eelco H. Dykstra, ‎Executive Chairman, Daily Impact Emergency Management (DIEM) Network ( Professor Dykstra will take the audience through a reality-fiction scenario of a flooded city based on his 25 years of international emergency management experience in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and North America, including his work on the strategy and methodology for the International Katrina Project (IKP). The event will involve an element of audience engagement and focussed feedback.

Professor Dykstra is a member of the Netherlands National Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (

Join Professor Dykstra, Professor Paul Jowitt and Sir John Armitt at One Great George Street and hear how civil engineers are building a better world.

The event will also be available to watch online if you are unable to join us in London.


18:00 - Registration
18:30 - Welcome from the Chairman
Sir John Armitt, President, Institution of Civil Engineers

18:35 - Introduction of speaker
Professor Paul W Jowitt, CBE, FREng, FICE

18:45 - “Ten years on - Lessons from the Flood on building resilience”
Professor Eelco H. Dykstra, ‎Executive Chairman, (Daily Impact Emergency Management)

19:30 - Discussion, Questions and Answers
19:55 - Summation from the Chair
20:00 - Close of lecture

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