22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
1. Changing incidence of extreme rainfall events, especially future incidence.
2. Use of crowd sourcing techniques for flood management
3. Natural flood management techniques.
4. Future forecasting of extreme weather events.
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
The event hopes to:
bring science to and enthuse a new audience: we would like to present the latest, cutting-edge research at a level that is accessible to the interested public and the 14-19 age range, as well as providing an integration of ideas from climate change science, through changes in observations, why these are happening, looking at some recent flood events and new scientific techniques (forecasting or natural flood management) and technologies (crowd sourcing through smart phones) that can be brought in to manage the problem
encourage new collaborative partnerships internally or externally: bringing together the local community and the main players involved in flood management locally
actively involve local communities: the project will have a local community focus; although many of the scientific results are applicable nationally (or even globally) we will concentrate on the observed changes in the NE, how climate change will affect the region in terms of extremes rainfall and flood risk and then explore recent local flood events and the implementation of new flood management methods at the local level.
stimulate interest, excitement and debate in science
showcase University research: the project will showcase the latest world-leading University research from the water resources group in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
Email to Farrah:
Just to let you know that the session on flooding has now been submitted under the title "Monsoon Britain". Could you please add a note that this is supported by the geography section. In fact, if the Lake Ellsworth session doesn't come off, then I'm inclined to make this the presidential session...