Inspiring the next generation of hydraulic modellers at the Big Bang Fair

On Friday 13th July, hydraulic modellers from RAA joined CIWEM at the London South Big Bang regional event which took place at Sutton Grammar School.

More than 1500 students from South London attended the event which promotes careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to students from Key Stage 2 upwards.

RAA were alongside CIWEM to demonstrate hydraulic modelling – with students being able to add data and run a simulation of a flooding event to see what would happen.   Along with hydraulic modellers from RAA, Andrew Walker from Innovyze was on hand to explain to students how modelling can accurately predict flooding in urban areas.

Kelly Davies, Marketing Manager said ‘It was fantastic to see the engagement of the students of all ages and the questions we were asked proved that they not only grasped the concept of computer modelling used for flood risk purposes, but also were able to develop their own theories as to what was going on in the model.  It was a fantastic day and we were delighted to be able to support CIWEM to promote STEM careers within the water industry.’

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