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AGI East of England Regional Group: Launch Event
Organised by: The AGI - The UK Geospatial Membership Body
Hosted by: Mott MacDonald
Mission & Aims of the AGI East of England Regional Group
The AGI East of England Regional Group's mission is to act as a hub to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing for individuals throughout the East of England who use Geographic Information (GI) and Geospatial Technologies.
Our aim is to promote and support the activities and goals of the East of England Geographic Information (GI) network in line with the main AGI body. >Get involved
Agenda - Tuesday April 23, 2013. 1730 - 1900
17:30 - Arrival and Coffee
17:45 - Welcome and Introduction from AGI East Committee Members
18:00 - Speaker 1 (20 mins talk, 5 mins questions)
18:25 - Speaker 2 (20 mins talk, 5 mins questions)
18:50 - Open Discussion: What do we want AGI East to be?
19:00 - Close
Light refreshments and snacks in the form of pizza will be provided by the host Mott MacDonald
19:15 - 'GeoDrinks' in nearby pub (>more)
Victoria Price - Nitrate in groundwater: using GIS integrated numerical modelling to assess catchment management solutions
The first talk will summarise the application of ArcGIS and models developed using python scripting to investigate if, how and when catchment management solutions may reverse the increasing nitrate trend and reduce concentrations to below the Drinking Water Standards threshold. The calibrated python based model was used to run a number of predictive scenarios involving changes of land use or land management. Rising concentrations of nitrate in groundwater in many aquifers in Europe pose a risk to future clean water supplies. Under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) water companies are under pressure to provide a sustainable, long-term solution without additional investment in end-of-pipe treatment. Catchment management is favoured by the WFD to deal with the nitrate problem, as it has the potential to improve raw water quality in a more environmentally and economically sustainable manner than treatment.
Sun Yan Evans - Flood 3D visualisation for the Environment Agency a national extended trial
The second talk is on assisting the Environment Agency to more effectively communicate flood risk to the public and collaborate with key stakeholders through the use of 3D visualisations produced from the outputs of integrated GIS and flood risk modelling. The information will hopefully serve a wide range of purposes, including use of the 3D visualisations to: raise flood risk awareness among the general public; inform emergency planning; improve collaborative working between the EA, local authorities, resilience forums and the general public.
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Association for Geographic Information (AGI)
The AGI is The UK Geospatial Membership Body
The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK's geographic information (GI) industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals.