International Flood Risk Workshop in Xiamen, China

An international workshop on managing large scale inter-connected systems for sustainable flood risk reduction was held at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Xiamen, from March 22 to March 23, 2014.

It was jointly organized by IUE, University of Lancaster, JBA Trust and Science and Innovation Network UK. Over 40 flood management experts and practitioners from Britain and China convened in Xiamen for the conference to discuss the strategies, challenges and cooperation opportunities for sustainable flood management.

Professor Yong-Guan Zhu, Director of IUE and Dr Hong Li of Lancaster University welcomed the speakers and participants. The workshop opened with keynote talks delivered by Professor Xingcan Zheng of the National Centre of Water and Waste Water Engineering and Professor Rob Lamb of the JBA Trust.

The workshop brought together researchers, agencies and industry experts from China and the UK to present concepts and experience of the science and technology needed to manage and reduce flood risk in today’s landscape and cities, and into the future.

Its focus was on the complex systems and inter-connections that link flood risk management with urban development, industry, society and a sustainable environment.

Top photo: Low impact drainage site at the Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen

Middle photo: Professor Rob Lamb, JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre

Bottom photo: Conference delegates


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