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Wed, 15 May

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Manchester

Monitoring and Management of Flooding and Surface Water

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Monitoring and Management of Flooding and Surface Water
Monitoring and Management of Flooding and Surface Water

Time & Location

15 May 2024, 09:30 – 16:30

Manchester, 18-20 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ, UK

About the event

This workshop brings together technology providers, users, policy developers and researchers to share experience and knowledge on the use of sensors and data in the monitoring and management of flooding and surface water. A range of speakers will present current work in the UK delivering innovative practical solutions. The day is structured around the themes of innovation and legacy with panel discussions focused on answering the most topical questions in this area and looking to the future needs and opportunities.

Draft Agenda (times and titles to be added when confirmed):

Morning: Innovation – the role of emerging technology and data sharing

  • Dr Leo Carswell, WRc - Introduction
  • A water company view TBC
  • Tom De La Rosa, Environment Agency - Surface Water and the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme
  • Brian Back, Radio Data Networks – High SIL Sensors for Flood Monitoring
  • Phil Bennett, UDlive - Sensing the Surge: Mitigating Flood and Infiltration Through New Methods of Sensing and Simulation
  • Panel Discussion

Afternoon: Legacy – what does the future look like?

  • Dr Andy Nichols, University of Sheffield & Yiqi Wu - Rail Flood Risk Monitoring
  • Anna Hastings, Blue Heart Project - Blue Heart – Progress, Challenges and Where Next for Implementing Integrated Flood Warnings
  • Dr Alex Osborne, University of Hull - Rain to Drain: Monitoring SuDS as part of DIG Surface Water Resilience Project (FCRIP)
  • Charlotte Markey Polypipe & John Griffiths, Kisters – From Nature Based Solutions to Nature Based Systems - The Interplay Between Technology and Nature
  • Panel Discussion

The following are suggestions of local hotels (provided by the venue) that may be of use to anyone who may be travelling from further afield:

LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE - LOCATED ON SITE AT THE CASTLEFIELD ROOMS Booking directly via Airbnb https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/21558942,

INNSIDE BY Melia Manchester 0161 200 2532 Innside.manchester@melia.com,

THE HILTON - DEANSGATE www.hilton.com0161 870 1642,

THE MARRIOT VICTORIA AND ALBERT 0161 838 4111 events@tjevandamanchester.co.uk www.marriott.co.uk/manva

For help making travel arrangements:

TRAVEL INFORMATION BY CAR: The nearest motorways are the M602 and the M60.

BY AIR: Manchester Airport (8.4 miles)

BY RAIL: Rail direct to Deansgate where we are only a five minute walk or alternatively, take the train to Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria station, then Metrolink to Deansgate.

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