UK: The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services, and strategies that transform the way flooding is predicted, prevented, and managed. Being the biggest event of its kind, the Flood Expo seeks to form partnerships with the best of the best with regards to associations and organizations that represent the needs of the industry.
The Flood Expo is already a truly stacked event for its visitors, delivering on its promise of cutting edge exhibitors, world-class educational opportunities, and a visitor base of decision-makers and management teams.
150 CPD accredited seminars will complement the exhibitors displaying their cutting edge products, services, and technologies. With brands such as UNFCCC, MET Office, BAM Nuttall, and Mott MacDonald the Flood Expo will have representatives from all over the globe. This is an unrivaled chance to meet these professionals, understand their products, and assess the capabilities against your own personal needs.
Supported by The Environment Agency and sponsored by Aquaclear Water Management, this year’s exhibition promises to be the most forward-thinking to date. The Environment Agency is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and, among other critical responsibilities, are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea. The Environment Agency will host its own Theatre with a dozen seminars among the 11th and 12th of September. Meanwhile, Aquaclear Water Management is leading the water management industry, operating a national contracting service specializing in Waterway, Reed bed and Wetland Management.
The Flood Expo team has recently announced the lineup of keynote speakers for this September’s edition. Alongside returning favorites from 2018’s keynote lineup, Mary Dhonau, from Know Your Flood Risk, and Daniel Rosenberg from Gravitas, we have a fantastic lineup of incredible speakers from across the whole Flood industry. From case studies to addressing sustainability challenges in the flood industry, this is undoubtedly the strongest keynote speaker lineup The Flood Expo has ever seen.
Livia Hollins from United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), will address the seminar “Climate change, sustainable development goals, resilience and disaster risk reduction – What’s the UN doing about floods?”
Sun Yan Evans, Technical Director & Flood Risk Management Practice Leader at Mott Macdonald will talk about the exciting “Enabling Resilient UK Energy Infrastructure: Natural Hazard Characterization’ project funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
David Nash from the Z Zurich Foundation will share the work of Zurich’s Flood Resilience Alliance in building a system-based methodology, which goes beyond grey infrastructure solutions. He will show how their approach creates locally relevant actions, helping communities globally develop in a climate-smart and risk-informed way, and show how we can measure resilience as a result.
Fai Fung from The Met Office will speak about the future climate projections for the UK. UKCP18 is designed to help inform the management of future risks from climate variability and change, providing updated probabilistic estimates of the ranges of future climate change and results from a new suite of global, European and UK-scale climate models.
Tim Beech will speak about Thames Water’s innovative approach to managing surface water in partnership. They are working in one of the most densely populated and urbanized regions in the UK, placing a lot of pressure on drainage. He will outline their shifting emphasis towards reducing the volume of surface water entering their sewers with partnership in mind.
Alastair Moseley from the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) will explain the key elements of the new Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience, how to access it and the huge benefits that it will bring to installers, insurance companies and millions of property owners alike throughout the UK.
Russell Turner from the Flood Forecasting Centre will explain the 10 years of partnership between the Met Office and Environment agency showing key flood events, learning points and improvements introduced to better forecast floods and provide the best information to continue to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of flooding.
Geordie Palmer from what3words will speak about the challenges of location in emergency response. For those delivering emergency assistance, knowing exactly where they are going is crucial and this can be a challenge when address information isn’t available. What3words gives an address of 3 simple words every 3x3m in the world, allowing precise locations to be described very easily.
Prof. Dapeng Yu from The University of Loughborough will focus on surface water flood forecasting in a changing climate where the weather is becoming increasingly untypical and uncertain.
Neil Parker from BAM Nuttall will speak about the Sustainable Challenges for the Collaborative Delivery Framework Partners. As the Environment Agency (EA) moves to its new Collaborative Delivery arrangements the presentation will focus on how the Suppliers will work in partnership with the EA and supply chain to implement sustainable solutions and meet the increasing efficiency and carbon challenges.
These are just some of the professionals who will be speaking at this year’s exhibition, to know the whole lineup check the speakers’ page on the Flood Expo website.
Flood Expo tickets are free and readily available now from floodexpo.co.uk, where you can also find all the information about the event. If you wish to enquire about exhibiting opportunities, please get in contact with James Berryman on 01872 218007 or email [email protected].
The Flood Expo 2019 will be running alongside three other shows: Contamination Expo Series, RWM Exhibition and Future Resources Expo, allowing for unrivaled networking opportunities across all of the events. Free tickets to The Flood Expo will grant access to the surrounding shows over both days, opening up visitors to all the benefits of the surrounding events. All of these shows will be providing their own valuable seminars and masterclasses, so the opportunity to learn from international professionals has never been larger.
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