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Flood-Tech

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Mitigating Urban Flood Risk through Innovation

February 21, 14:30-17:30: A Post-Summit Workshop focused on Flood Technologies and Solutions

This half-day workshop explored today’s most critical needs in flood mitigation, management and resilience on a global scale, and showcase the UK’s strength of expertise in the fields of flood modelling, flood risk forecasting, physical barriers, green/non-structural flood management systems and consulting.

Case study presentations of current flood prevention and mitigation projects from around the world were followed by short technology pitches from flood-tech entrepreneurs.

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Agenda

14:30
Registration and Coffee
14:45
Opening Address:

Ken Allison, Director for Allocation and Asset Management, Flood & Coast Risk Management, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

15:00
Keynote Address: Long-Term Planning and Financing for Flood Protection

Thomas van Gilst, Head, Water Management Division, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, Luxembourg

15:15
Country Presentations

Insight from specific flood risk countries on their current and upcoming priorities in terms of flood risk management, and the role of technology in reducing the cost, severity and disruption of flooding events.

Speakers:

John Martin, Head Flood Risk Assessment & Management, OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS, Ireland

Anthony Crawford, Head of Wastewater Control, THAMES WATER, United Kingdom

15:45
Coffee Break
16:15
Technology Showcase Session

Technology Companies Pitch their Innovation Flood Tech Solutions

Companies:

– John Griffiths, UK Sales Representative, KISTERS, UK

– Pete Skipworth, Managing Director, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SOLUTIONS, UK

– Hugh Swire, Commercial Director, WATER POWER TECHNOLOGIES, UK

 16:45
Panel Debate: Building the Flood Proof City of the Future

–  How can we make our cities more resilient to future flood risk?

–  How are cities innovating to mitigate the problems of urban flooding and reduce cost and severity?

–  What technologies offer the greatest potential?

–  What new partnerships and plans are emerging to succesfully flood proof our cities?

Speaker:

David Wilkes, Global Flood Resilience Leader, ARUP, United Kingdom

Panelists:

Thomas van Gilst, Head, Water Management Division, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, Luxembourg
John Martin, Head Flood Risk Assessment & Management, OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS, Ireland
Anthony Crawford, Head of Wastewater Control, THAMES WATER, United Kingdom

17:30
Close of Summit

Venue

Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG

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