Join us at Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2021

We’re excited to be taking part in Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2021 being held from 1-5 February.

This year’s conference is a virtual event, with the key focus being flood risk management (FRM) and green recovery. Now in its sixteenth year, the 5-day event will welcome more than 400 delegates, with 51 guest speakers offering their expertise from across the flood risk management spectrum, including government officials, industry experts and environmental scientists.

Who will be speaking?

Over the course of the week guest speakers will be discussing a range of topics, highlighting what the green recovery means for flood risk management and what can be learned from the pandemic to help build a more resilient Scotland, better able to withstand current and future climate crises.

We are delighted that our Director, David Basset, and Technical Director, Murray Dale, will also be making presentations.

Murray Dale, Technical Director JBA Consulting

Tuesday 2 February

Future-Drainage: future rainfall intensity estimates and impacts for the Scottish water and flood risk community

Murray has worked in climate resilience for over 20 years and led the recent UK Water Industry Research project on rainfall intensity and climate change. He is also co-investigator on Future Drainage, a project that provides industry guidance and tools for managing changes in future rainfall and flood risk.

His presentation focuses on these projects, including impacts of changing rainfall intensity and rainfall patterns that affect Scotland.


David Bassett, Director JBA Consulting

Thursday 4 February

Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection reducing flood risk and restoring watercourse in a suburban area

Speaking on day four of the conference, David will be talking with Alan Fraser from The Highland Council and they will be offering an introduction to the recently completed Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection Scheme.

Highlighting the consequences of flood risk in suburban areas, this project required our team to identify surface water risk and design sustainable flood protection measures and collaborate with the local community to design a formal flood protection scheme.

Discussing the project in detail, David and Alan’s presentation will give more information on the solutions we used to prevent future flooding in the area, how we worked closely with the local community to ensure urban space was used intelligently to combine FRM with opportunities for active lifestyles and education, and how this can be applied in future projects.

Want to know more?

To join us at Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2021 register here.

For more information about our Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection scheme, visit our project case study here.

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