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Flood-Tech Innovation Workshop

February 21, 2018


New business opportunities in flood risk analysis, mitigation and management were the focus of an important workshop and networking event which took place in London on February 21, 2018.

Flood Tech Seminar

Several UK Flood Partnership members attended the Flood-Tech Innovation Workshop, part of the UK Water-Tech Week, supported by the Department for International Trade.

Held on Wednesday 21st February, the half day workshop explored today’s most critical needs in flood mitigation, management and resilience on a global scale, and showcased the UK’s strength of expertise in the fields of flood modelling, flood risk forecasting, physical barriers, green/non-structural flood management systems and consulting.

The event aimed to promote collaboration and partnerships between UK SMEs and national/international partners, and to accelerate the development of products and services in this field.

Speakers included

  • John Curtin, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk, Environment Agency, United Kingdom
  • Thomas van Gilst, Head, Water Management Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  • John Martin, Head Flood Risk Assessment & Management, Office of Public Works, Ireland
  • Anthony Crawford, Head of Wastewater Control, Thames Water, United Kingdom

David Wilkes, Arup's Global Flood Resilience Leader and member of the UK Flood Partnership chaired a panel debate on flood proofing our cities of the future.