We are pleased to announce that RPA’s Technical Director Teresa Fenn will be presenting at FLOODrisk2016, the 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management.

The conference provides professionals and experts the opportunity to explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice.  The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and risk management measures.  The conference will consist of oral presentations, keynote speeches, posters displays, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, technical tours and 39 exhibition stands. 

Teresa will be presenting findings from our study on the costs and impacts of the 2013/14 winter floods in England and Wales.  Between December 2013 and March 2014, the UK witnessed heavy and prolonged rainfall. This was the wettest January on record in some parts of the country and accounted for around 200% of the monthly rainfall averages in other locations.  The East Coast was also affected by the worst coastal surge since 1953.  These events resulted in major coastal damage and prolonged fluvial and groundwater flooding.  During these four months many properties, crucial transport infrastructure, farmland and wildlife sites were affected.  We estimated that the economic damages caused were €1.7 billion, with uncertainty resulting in a range of between €1.3 billion and €1.9 billion.

The report was co-authored by RPA for the Environment Agency.  The Technical Report can be accessed here and the Non-Technical report can be accessed here.

Teresa’s presentation can be seen on Thursday 20th October in room 2 as part of the physical, economic and environmental consequences (2) session starting at 11:00am.

Location: Lyon, France

Date: 17th - 21st October 2016


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