Reducing Flood Risk - Putting Theory into Practice

Venue: HR Wallingford

Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA,

Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2001 End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2001
Registration Date: Dec 02, 2001
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Flooding is an ever present danger. It can cause considerable damage to property and the environment, disrupt industry and, in extreme cases, lead to loss of life. Around 10,000 properties in the UK were affected by the floods for autumn 2000 and the Environment Agency estimates that 5 million people in 2 million properties across England and Wales are potentially at risk from flooding. This 2-day seminar examines the current flood management situation.

Day 1 examines the latest research into catchment flood management, flood risk and options for self help to reduce flood damage. A display of products designed to improve the flood resistance of buildings will also be on show during the day.

The focus for Day 2 is PPG25. This new national guidance sets out the issues that should be considered when drawing up local development plans, and is relevant to developers and all others involved in planning and development. Delegates will be given the opportunity to find out what PPG25 really means for them. They will gain an understanding of the key isses and actions needed to undertake risk assessments through presentations and practical examples. Current relevant research into Sustainable Urban Drainage will also be presented.

This seminar is modular - delegates can choose to attend on either day or stay for both days.


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