Venturi Innovation Portal: Newsletter Spring 2018

How can technology contribute to resilient flooding solutions?

The threat of flooding to our cities, towns, businesses and people is increasing year after year, but are we getting any better at protecting ourselves from this important threat?

Continuing advances in technology can help us to become better informed, better prepared and importantly more resilient, rather than reactive.

Can some communities protect themselves completely from floods, or should they focus on designing and engineering ways to lessen the impact of flooding and ensure all is in place to return to normality as quickly as possible, with minimal damage and disruption?

Here, we look at some of the latest projects and developments across the world which have come as a result of evidence-based research, and hear from those leading the way in helping our communities and decision makers become better prepared, and better protected. Link below:

A Focus on Flooding

Advertisement: Seeking Directors of CEGG and R&I

Advertisement: Seeking Directors of CEGG and R&I

Mark Lane and Tony Rachwal are deeply saddened to be moving on from their roles as Directors of The UK Water Partnership. Subject to election, Mark will be appointed Master of The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators while Tony is retiring to West Country and will still be involved in the Partnership through the Research and Innovation Group. Both of the directors were instrumental in the creation of the Partnership and have driven several key initiatives during the first three years of the UKWP. The success of the Partnership will continue to be led by Mark and Tony as they handover the reins in November 2018.

The UK Water Partnership is therefore seeking two individuals to fulfill the following roles:

  • Director and Co-Ordinator of the Research and Innovation Group.
  • Director and Co-Ordinator of the Commercialisation and Economic Growth Group

The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 28 February 2018.

Job description and further information can be found below:

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