Meet AECOM at Flood & Coast 2017

The increasingly unpredictable nature of flooding means there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. To manage flood risk into the future requires us to rethink what is possible.

Come and meet AECOM at Flood & Coast 2017 from 28 – 30 March 2017 at the Telford International Centre, stand A25, or listen to our speakers. Contact us to schedule a meeting with the team or to find out more.

 

 

Hinksey flood alleviation scheme

The £18 million Hinksey flood alleviation scheme is helping protect a busy section of mainline railway between London and the Midlands from flooding, increasing resilience of the UK rail network.

 

 

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Port of Immingham sea defence improvements

Safeguarding a major sea port from the threat of tidal surge, we produced and delivered an Outline Business Case (OBC) and flood risk appraisal for the Port of Immingham sea defence improvement scheme. Securing £4.5 million of Grant in Aid funding in a short six month timeframe, we have ensured the critical works can commence quickly.

 

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A model approach

The UK government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 requirement will help define and regulate how information is managed across its assets from 2016. BIM specialists James Daniel and Jane Pritchard take a look at what this means for flood risk management.

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Empowering resilience

Flood risk consultant Liz Gent discusses how community engagement and the right support can help local authorities better protect and bring peace of mind to communities at risk of flooding.

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Becoming business as usual

Associate hydrologist Carl Pelling and sustainability consultant Penelope Pickerin discuss why valuing our ecosystems and putting nature at the heart of flood risk management are essential to protecting our communities from flooding into the future.

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York Flood Management Plan

The York Flood Management Plan identifies short, medium and long-term holistic solutions for the management of flooding in York, UK informing the Environment Agency’s Short Term (five year) and Long Term (100 year) plans. The project looks beyond traditional engineered solutions towards a wide-ranging whole catchment strategy to protect the city from future extreme weather events linked to climate change.

 

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Aylesford to Allington Lock towpath creation

Reconnecting communities with the River Medway in Kent, UK through the new towpath between Aylesford to Allington Lock is providing benefits to the natural environment as well as increasing accessibility across the wider Kent area.

 

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South Campshires flood protection scheme

The South Campshires flood protection scheme seamlessly integrates flood risk management solutions within the public realm, enabling the local community to continue to enjoy use of the riverside location. Spanning 1km of the River Liffey, Dublin, Ireland, it is one of the longest flood defence schemes constructed in the city’s historic centre, protecting 3,000 homes and 400 businesses from flooding.

 

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Emulating nature

Protecting communities from flooding relies on more than building higher walls. Flood risk specialist Cathryn Spence looks at how working with nature can reduce the amount of water that enters a town and make traditional defences more resilient in the long term.

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Designing for water

Water Sensitive Urban Design is a philosophy that puts water at the start — and heart — of our communities. But it can only be achieved collaboratively, writes sustainability development expert Michael Henderson and associate water specialist Sarah Kelly.

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Better Managing Risk

Water specialist Martin Williamson discusses future opportunities for flood risk asset management to become more integrated, innovative and cost-effective”

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Integrating natural, human and social capital into Yorkshire Water’s decision making

To help Yorkshire Water meet their vision to ‘take responsibility for the water environment for good’, we are working with them to develop a set of physical metrics and financial valuation methods for natural, human, and social capital. This will enable Yorkshire Water to compare the environmental and social values generated as part of different investment scenarios and make more informed investment decisions across their entire asset base.

 

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Valuing National Grid’s natural capital assets

 

We have worked with the electricity and gas company National Grid to value, manage and generate investment in the natural capital across their land. We developed a tool to identify the different types of natural capital on their sites, including water and wetlands, looked at what condition they are in and developed ways that the company can maximise the flow of ecosystem services from their land, such as natural flood defences, into the future. The approach was awarded the National Grid Chairman’s Award and was shortlisted for the Finance for the Future Awards.

 

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Fonthill Park SuDS scheme

The Fonthill Park sustainable drainage scheme (SuDS) in Southmead, Bristol, UK, is alleviating flood risk in one of the high risk areas identified in Bristol City Council’s surface water management plan, as well as improving the value of the park.

 

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North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System

The North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System (NGIWMS) concept outlines the creation of a pioneering drainage system, using a scheduled ancient monument and modern technology, to unlock regeneration across Scotland’s Central belt. Using exemplar sustainable drainage principles, the concept will provide flood risk reduction, water quality management and habitat improvement for local communities.

 

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Isle of Axholme Flood Risk Management Strategy implementation

Working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), Lead Local Flood Authorities and other local stakeholders, we’re helping undertake pioneering work to transfer management of local assets back to local delivery bodies as part of the implementation of the Isle of Axholme Flood Risk Management Strategy.

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