Rivers and coastal areas provide communities with rich natural resources, goods and services that sustain economic growth, contribute to societal well-being and help us meet our basic needs. Yet, these natural environments are associated with some of the most threatening natural hazards. Flooding is a global challenge being exacerbated by changes in climate, rapid increases in human population, urban development and economic growth.

With over 6 million UK properties at risk from flooding or coastal erosion, and the likelihood that this number will increase with future changes in climate, an integrated and multi-disciplinary response that brings together expertise from across the flood risk management sector – and beyond is needed.


Talking about floods: be brave and leave out the numbers!


EA Principal Scientist, Dr Jacqui Cotton encourages us as Flood Risk Managers, to really think about what information the public need and want to hear before and during flood events.  Salience, she argues, is key to engaging with the public in meaningful, actionable and transformative ways.



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Challenging Diversity in Engineering – Dr Haynes Leads the Way


One of the 33 women profiled to help challenge imbalances in diversity in academia is Heriot-Watt University Water Academy’s Dr. Heather Haynes. In June, the Young Academy of Engineers is launching The “Women in Academia Now’ to help inspire new and early career researchers in academia.

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  • Site visit to Leigh Flood Storage Area and talk – 2016-08-03 06:00
    Leigh Flood Storage Area, Medway House, Powder Mill Ln, Tonbridge TN11 9AS
  • BHS Symposium -Hydrologists make the water go round – 2016-08-30 09:00
    Cranfield University, College Road, Bedford
  • Flood Management Association Annual Conference – 2016-09-06 08:45
    The Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA
  • Rain Rivers Reservoirs, The Geological Society Conference, Edinburgh – 2016-09-27 09:15
    Edinburgh Conference Centre Heriot-Watt University Riccarton Edinburgh, EH14 4AS