Hydrology for flood risk management

Meeting or Conference
British Hydrological Society (BHS)
21 Nov 2013
United Kingdom (London)
Institution of Civil Engineers

The availability of reliable hydrological data, tools and models for prediction and forecasting of severe rainfall and flood events is an essential component of an effective flood risk management system. In the UK, and elsewhere, there has been considerable investment to improve their understanding of both the underlying processes driving flood risk, and in the development of operational flood models. However, as highlighted by a recent spate of wet weather events (e.g. summer 2007, November 2009, Autumn 2012), there are still knowledge gaps as well as an ongoing need to develop operational tools to improve precision and reliability of flood predictions. The meeting will consider new developments in the area of hydrometric data and modeling techniques for identification and forecasting of flood risk, as well as key note speakers from UK-based experts.

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Target audience

Scientists, engineers, water managers, regulators, consultants and policy-makers from universities, research institutes and agencies responsible for the management of flood risk including the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, and DEFRA

How to register

Please email the completed registration form to Tim Fuller, or send by mail to:

British Hydrological Society at the Institution of Civil Engineers One Great George Street London, SW1P 3AA

Deadline for registration is 15 November 2013.

Abstracts on the topic of hydrology for flood risk management are invited. Those interested in presenting at the meeting should email an abstract to Rebecca Chadderton by 18 October 2013, including the presentation title and the names and institutions of the contributing authors.


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