Flooding presents a significant threat but there are economic and societal opportunities for creating a more resilient and adaptive built environment.

Resilience15 will assess government policy and funding priorities as well as the business case for flood resilience investment. It will also look at green infrastructure, the role of data, water resilient urban design and other strategies for better adaptive planning and design.

Why you should attend

  • Find out about the latest government policy
  • Understand the business case for investing in flood resilience
  • Learn about the latest solution for adaptive planning and design
  • Discuss the recommendations of the 'Living with Water' report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Built Environment

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When: 4 November 2015 

Where: BRE Watford, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9XX

Price: £150.00

Partner

 C4R

BRE Centre for Resilience will be holding a separate Flood Resilient Repair Demonstration on 5 November 2015. Learn more

Presentation Sponsors 

 Concrete centre      

Lunch and Refreshment Sponsors 

        

Programme

 

Programme Summary (Click here for a full programme)

This full day conference will explore the opportunities and the business case for investing in and implementing flood resilience strategies and solutions. It will assess government policy and funding priorities following the 2015 election as well as the business case for flood resilience investment. It will also look at green infrastructure, the role of data, water resilient urban design and other strategies for better planning and design against the worst effects of floods.

MORNING 

  • Welcome - Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE Centre for Resilience 
  • Keynote: Innovative urban design for increased  resilience to climate change and extreme weather - Prof. Cedo Maksimovic, Imperial College and head of Urban Water Research Group
  • Legislation/policy - Government policies, strategy for flood protection and resilience in the next parliament, including investment - Mary Stevens, Team Leader – Local Flood Risk Management and Resilience, Defra  
  •  Mott MacDonald's approach to resilienceIan Allison, Global Head Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald
  • The case for Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) - The role of the Rockefeller 100 cities CRO - Sarah Toy, Strategic Resilience Officer, Bristol Futures - Bristol City Council
  • The Greater London Authority's approach to flood resilience  - Managing the uncertainty and threat from climate change - Kevin Reid, Principal Programme Manager, GLA
  • Building the business case for climate adaptation - How can private and public sector corporations to quantify their exposure to climate change - Daniel Black, Director, Daniel Black & Associates 
  • Future proofing our communities - A comprehensive resilience approach building on lessons from disaster. Richard Look, Associate Resilience Consultant BuroHappold Engineering

AFTERNOON

  • Designing for Resilience: Practical considerations for new buildings - Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect, MPA The Concrete Centre and British Precast
  • Data for flood resilience  - Geo-coding for flood risk maps at the property level - Dermot McNally, CTO, LexisNexis
  • 'Living with Water' panel session - Sue Illman and Ian Fraser review the report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Built Environment, following its inquiry in 2014. Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE Centre for Resilience will chair the session
  • Urban water strategies and water resilient designs - Living with water – experience of New Orleans - Fola Ogunyoye, Technical Director for Water Security, Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Community action - Results of the Community flood programmes - Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive, National Flood Forum

 

Speakers

Daniel Black

Daniel Black

Daniel Black & Associates

Paul Cobbing

Paul Cobbing

National Flood Forum

Fola Ogunyoye

Fola Ogunyoye

Royal HaskoningDHV

Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

Defra

Sarah Toy

Sarah Toy

Chief Resilience Officer, Bristol

Dermot McNally

Dermot McNally

 Lexis Nexis

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid

Greater London Authority

Stephen Garvin

Stephen Garvin

BRE

Richard Look

Richard Look

BuroHappold Engineering

Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Ground Forum (Past Chairman)

Sue Illman

Sue Illman

Illman Young

Prof. Cedo Maksimovic

Prof. Cedo Maksimovic

Imperial College

Ian Allison

Ian Allison

Mott MacDonald

Elaine Toogood

Elaine Toogood

The Concrete Centre

Venue

Resilience 15 is being hosted at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Centre for Resilience.

Ideally situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, within 60 miles of London’s four main airports and with British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For those who come by car, complimentary car parking is available.

Sponsors

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Presentation Sponsors

 

Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We use our ingenuity to create lasting value for all we work with - customers, communities and staff. Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defence, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater. We’re a global company with a local presence – we operate through 180 principal offices in nearly 50 countries, giving us local market insight and resources on the ground to support every client.

In the urban context our multidisciplinary capabilities and commitment to partnership with architects, developers and communities means we are able to deliver imaginative, flexible and sustainable projects in line with government aspirations and legislation. The services we provide cover all crucial aspects of development - from sustainability master planning through to implementation, including urban design, landscape design, risk assessment, project management, energy saving and procurement.

www.mottmac.com

 

The programme of The Concrete Centre's services and initiatives includes:

Design guidance: Outputs from The Concrete Centre include the publication of authoritative design guidance on a wide range of topics such as structural design, thermal efficiency, sustainable construction, fire design and Eurocodes. These can be downloaded from the publications library on the website. www.concretecentre.com/publications

Continued professional development (CPD) rated education of designers and constructors. A comprehensive education and training programme delivered through classroom and online learning, that provides in-depth knowledge of concrete issues, developments, materials and standards in the context of CPD requirements of the construction industry professions. www.concretecentre.com.events

For further information or sponsorship opportunities contact our Commercial Manager Ian Davies at daviesi@bre.co.uk or 07528 976 286         

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Lunch and Refreshment Sponsors

Crocodile Flood Solutions provide the best, most reliable flood defence and protection products from around the world that comply with BSI regulations. We offer free site consultation service anywhere in the UK to help identify solutions for reducing the risk of future flooding. Whether you require residential or commercial flood solutions, our team of experts are on hand to offer you 24/7 client support. Trustpilot is an unbiased tool that validates our excellent customer service from free site survey to installation and aftercare.

www.crocodilefs.co.uk

 

Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd are specialist manufactures of flood resilience products. All our products are tested to PAS1188 (2014). We have a range of PVCu doors with a choice of white and woodgrain finishes. Our Composite flood doors come in a choice of colours and woodgrain finishes. We have an on-line door builder facility which is available to all our customers and their clients. We also provide a range of marketing literature free of charge branded with either our customer details or specific project details. Our next product release will be a part “M” compliant flood door with low thresh for disabled access.

www.watergatesolutions.com

 

 

Supporters

DBA

db+a is an urban planning and research consultancy. We develop and provide services that help create healthy, sustainable and resilient urban environments, specialising in new ways of integrating mainstream health and sustainability services more effectively. 

Ciat

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline.

Defra

We are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our broad remit means we play a major role in people's day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

Buro Happold

BuroHappold Engineering is an international, integrated engineering consultancy operating in 24 locations worldwide, with over 50 partners and 1,500 staff including some of the world's leading consulting engineers.

GLA

The Greater London Authority (GLA) was established by the GLA Act 1999. Its staff are appointed by the Head of Paid Service, the GLA’s most senior official, and serve both the Mayor and the London Assembly.

Lexis Nexis

For nearly 200 years, LexisNexis® with its authoritative information from Butterworths® and Tolley® has combined a deep understanding of the legal and tax profession with technology innovation to help practitioners work more productively, advise with confidence and better manage their organisations in a changing legal environment.

Illman Young

Working across the spectrum of landscape design disciplines, Illman Young combines extensive experience with specialist skills. Its portfolio covers the full range of environment planning and landscape consultancy services.

rhdhv

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 130 years of experience. Our professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural planning and water. 

National flood forum

The National Flood Forum is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding

IEMA

The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the professional home of over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals from around the globe. IEMA’s role is to support individuals and organisations to set, recognise and achieve global sustainability standards and practice. 

Imperial College

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

 

Bristol is European Green Capital for 2015, making it one of Europe’s most elite environmental performers and the only UK city to win the prestigious title. A huge programme of events is being prepared to attract visitors and investment from all over the world.

TCS Geotechnics

Technical Civils Solutions are a leading provider of specialist and geotechnical products 
for the construction and civil engineering industries.