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Using climate change projections in UK flood risk assessment, London

Event organised by ICE

Date
05 June 2017
Time
19:00 - 21:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

At this evening lecture Ashley Woods will present his award-winning paper on the impact of climate change on flood risk in the UK.

The lecture will:

  • Outline a novel approach to the integration of detailed climate and land-use change data within current flood estimation and modelling frameworks prescribed by the UK planning process for new developments
  • Present the results from the River Cam at Hinxto and compare the current application of climate change predictions to future flood risk assessment  to the Fut-Low scenario developed
  • Demonstrate how current estimates may significantly underestimate the magnitude of a 1-in-100 year flooding event
  • Address the spatial complexity of climate change impacts across the UK and the growing disparity between winter and summer rainfall. 

​Programme:

18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:15 Questions and answers session 
19:35 Summation from the Chair
19:40 Drinks Reception
20:30 Close

Do you have any questions for the speaker?
Share them in advance using our Twitter handle @ICE_engineers and the hashtag #climatechange. We will forward the questions to the speaker to address during the Q&A session.