Thursday September 3, 2009
Venue: British Geological Society, Edinburgh
Rural flooding can have serious impacts which may increase as climate changes and sea levels rise. This seminar explored mitigation strategies and the need, and opportunities, for new research.
Two slide presentations from the seminar are available here.
The Science Evidence Base: From Hydrology to Hydrogeology
Alan MacDonald, British Geological Survey (PDF, 590 KB)
Land Management Options: The Potential Role of Forestry
Nadeem Shah and Tom Nisbet, Forest Research (PDF, 1.6MB)
Other speakers included:
Chris Spray, UNESCO Centre, Dundee University – Challenges and opportunities for rural flood risk management
Roy Richardson, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) – Regulation, research and the catchment-based approach: where next for flood risk management?