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Flood Risk Management: North Western Branch
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04/03/2020
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
6:00 PM
Where: Carlsberg Lounge
Alexandra Stadium
Gresty Road
Crewe CW2 6EB
United Kingdom
Contact: Ryan Penn
0161 850 8522


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Managing the effects of flooding & storm intensity on infrastructure & local communities

Hear how Cheshire East Council in partnership with Ringway Jacobs and its supply chain partner IWJS are tackling the ever-growing frequency of severe weather events.

Free CPD Event

The World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2020 places extreme weather events as the top risk to the world by impact on people, places and the economy. With the effects of climate change and increasing storm intensity posing an ever-greater risk to infrastructure and development, the UK needs to be more resilient to flooding and better able to adapt to mitigate the risks.

Given the ever increasing global and local awareness of the impacts of climate change the role of the flood risk manager is becoming a key position within local authorities elevating the profile front and centre at times of extreme weather events.

Hear how Cheshire East Council in partnership with Ringway Jacobs and its supply chain partner IWJS are tackling the ever growing frequency of severe weather events. Cheshire East experienced four extreme weather events during 2019 impacting on residential and commercial properties, closing both major and residential roads and causing substantial damage to a number of highway infrastructure assets.

Presentation 1 - Paul Reeves, Flood Risk Manager, Ringway Jacobs/Cheshire East Highways

  • Flood Defence to Flood Risk - Background to changing approaches
  • Legislative Frameworks and Governance
  • Principle Risk Management Authorities -  Roles & responsibilities
  • Key regulatory activities -  managing impacts of flooding
  • Flood damages  - Overview of  recent flooding in Cheshire & UK
  • Risk based Asset Management & Inspection -  Need for evidence and quality data
  • Future Proofing our Environment  - Challenges of Climate Change, resilience and  succession planning ( exciting and encouraging our next generation of water and drainage engineers!)

Presentation 2 -  Brian Nelson, Operations Director & Peter Maasz, Business Development Director,  IWJS 

Providing Operational Support to Local Authority Highways

  • Brief MGROUP Overview
  • Brief IWJS Overview
  • Services provided
  • H&S
  • Customer services
  • Resources/capabilities
  • Innovation/survey software

At the event, we are hoping to make available a mainline CCTV survey unit, Recycler jetting unit, City Flex Resolution Unit, Muller Blower and UV/blue light system.

A free buffet will be available from 18:00 with the presentation to start at 18:30.

How to book: Please use the register link above.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 26th February 2020.

Event kindly sponsored by

Institute of Highway Engineers
Floor 32-34
286 Euston Road
London
NW1 3DP

The Institute of Highway Engineers is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1064239
VAT Registration No: 303 7735 15

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