A Better Understanding of Flood Risk

Crowne Plaza
Wednesday, 09 October 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members of the local institute may attend for free. Places will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


  • 12.00 - registration with tea / coffee

  • 12.15 - Start of the seminar

  • 1.15 - Q & A

  • 1.30 - Lunch & networking

There will be tea and coffee provided as well as selection of sandwiches and chips after the event to allow delegates time to network.

Speaker Details: Nicholas West from Flood Consult International has worked closely in North Wales providing survey and design for Scottish Power Manweb, and as such is very familiar with the flood issues that your clients may face in our region.

Topics covered will be:

Flood Mechanisms – Understand the different types of flooding including how they occur, characteristics and advanced warnings.

Flood Modelling – Understand the difference between widescale generic flood modelling and location specific detailed flood modelling including the advantages, disadvantages and limitations.

Site Specific Risk Assessment – Understand how the survey and assessment process is undertaken and why a site survey is mandatory to fully quantify the risk.

Flood Resistance and Resilience measures – Understand the difference between flood resistance and flood resilience measures and the different techniques to achieve protection against flooding.

Flood Consult International has been setup to offer clients from commercial, industrial, insurance and utility sectors a better understanding of their flood risk and how to defend against it. The core staff at Flood Consult International have over 25 years’ experience of working in the flood defence industry during which time they have offered consultancy and designed solutions for a variety of assets from a minor extension on a warehouse to a nuclear power station.

They have worked predominantly in the utility sector protecting sites of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). These include nuclear infrastructure, grid and primary electricity substations, clean and waste water treatment works, gas pressure reduction stations and telecommunication hub/exchange sites.

Outside of the utility sector they have aligned themselves with numerous insurance companies reviewing flood exposure on their portfolio with a view to providing recommendations to increase the flood resilience/resistance of an asset. Portfolio clients include pub/restaurant chains, hotels and retail outlets.

  • Crowne Plaza - Chester
  • Trinity Street
  • Chester
  • CH1 2BD
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.