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Flood-Tech Workshop: Prevention, Prediction, Mitigation

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An in-depth seminar programme exploring the question: How can the global water industry best meet the challenges of extreme flooding events?

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12:30 – Registration: Tea & Coffee on Arrival

13:00 – Opening Remarks: Understanding Flood Resilience

Speaker:

Tom Flood, Director, UK WATER PARTNERSHIP, UK

13:05 – Keynote Address

Speaker:

James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy, ABI, UK

13:20 – Industry Leaders Panel Discussion

With climate change and increasing urban sprawl heightening the risk of flooding around the world, how can the global water industry best meet the challenges of extreme flooding events?

Speakers:

Hamish Hall, Director - Head of Water Specialisms, WSP, UK

Luana Avagliano, Head of ResilienceDirect, CABINET OFFICE, UK

Tom Butcher, Head of Scientific Consultancy, MET OFFICE, UK

14:00 – Technology in Action Case Studies

A series of presentations showcasing the latest technologies in flood prevention, forecasting and mitigation.

Presenters:

Jonathan Jackson, CEO, PREVISICO, UK

Astrid Phillippron, Project Manager - City of Things, IMEC, Belgium

Jamie Huntingdon, Smart Wastewater Business Unit Manager, EM-SOLUTIONS, UK

Joanna Bradley, Market Development Manager, SDS, UK

Ezzat Natsheh, Business Development Manager – Asia, Middle East & Africa, HYDRO INTERNATIONAL, UAE

15:00 – Afternoon Break

15:30 – International Market Opportunities

New international project opportunities in flood-tech development and implementation.

Speakers:

Jorge Meza, Advisor to the Director General, CONAGUA, Mexico

Francisco Dumler, President, SEDAPAL, Peru

16:00 – Roundtable Discussions

Given more than £1 billion to spend on flood prevention, forecasting and mitigation over a five year period, how should it be spend to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding events? How could funding of this scale be used in your geography?

Session 1 – What are the benefits and shortfalls of specific approaches?

Session 2 – How can solutions and innovations be scaled and implemented?

Table 1: Building Flood Resilience through Grey/Green Infrastructure

Monica Altamirano, Program Manager Finance for Adaptative Planning, DELTARES, Netherlands

Table 2: Decentralising Innovation

Laura Underhill, WIN Manager, WATER INNOVATION NETWORK, UK

Shaunna Berendsen, Head of Innovation Engagement, ANGLIAN WATER, UK

Table 3: Stakeholder Engagement: Developing Citizen Centric Resilience

Siraj Tahir, Senior Engineer, ARUP, UK

Table 4: From Idea to Value: Commercialising Flood-Tech Innovation

Paul Horton, CEO, FUTURE WATER ASSOCIATION, UK

Following each 20-minute session, the Chair of each table will feedback to the group about the discussions held.

17:00 - Closing Remarks - UK Department for International Trade

Speaker:

Rodney Berkeley, Director for Energy and Infrastructure, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE, UK

17:30 – Program Concludes

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