ICE Flooding 2015 Conference, UK

The UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have announced the third conference in a series of events on flood risk management, “ICE Flooding 2015 – Future Proofing for Business and Communities“.

UK floods 2014

The conference takes place in London on 13 May 2015, and will bring together engineers, contractors, local authorities and Government to explore detailed case studies looking at how far the UK has come in terms of sustainable flood risk management and what is being done to ensure long-term planning to protect business, infrastructure and residents.

ICE Flooding 2015 will offer the chance to network and exchange ideas with 200 senior delegates and panelists, and an opportunity to share best practice and learn how to deliver change. The conference will also give attendees opportunities to hear about the UK Government’s position and commitment to funding flood management projects.

Programme sessions include:

Latest on strategy for flood defence from the Environment Agency
Options for building and local level flood protection
Climate change predictions and data
Avoiding future floods and droughts
Lead Local Flooding Authority (LLFA) responsibilities
Network Rail’s weather resilience and climate change adaptation plans

ICE Flooding 2015 will be expertly chaired by ICE’s President David Balmforth and Jean Venables CBE, ICE Past President. The programme also features speakers from the Environment Agency, Network Rail, UK Rainwater Management Association, Nottingham City Council and Southwark Council.

Event Details

ICE Flooding 2015 – Future Proofing for Business and Communities
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015
Venue: Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT

Registration and further details, see the ICE Flooding 2015 website here.

Floods in UK

It is estimated that costs of flood damage in the UK will rise steeply over the next 50 years, and increase to £27 billion per year by 2080. Around 1 in 6 properties is at risk of flooding in the UK. Power and water supply, roads and railway are also at risk of flood damage.