Are current research efforts enough to ensure a flood resilient future?

The BRIM workshop (held at Loughborough University on 16th September) focused on “Sustainable and Resilient Water Infrastructure: flood risk and resilience” and gathered researchers from industry and academia to discuss the main challenges for a resilient water infrastructure in the UK.

Extreme weather events put water infrastructure at risk while population growth increases demand. In many cases the aging water infrastructure is not able to cope. There is a question of how water infrastructure can become resilient to floods and are current research efforts enough to ensure a resilient future?

This workshop covered topics such as: linking community resilience and infrastructure resilience, natural flood management and catchment approach, flood risk management, flood risk modelling, drainage management in a changing climate, and various others. The workshop was a one-day event divided into two parts: first, a series of presentations from invited speakers and second, a workshop discussion.

Richard Allitt participated in this event with a presentation which you can see here on Separating the Risk in Flood Risk Modelling.

Other presentations covered the role of SUDS and the use of UAVs for flood mapping which is a service we provide though our Remote Aerial Surveys business.


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