The Water Management Team tell us about the Peter Wolf Symposium, a conference for early career hydrologists, recently hosted by the Trust. The event was an opportunity for attendees to learn about other science in the field, practice their presentational skills and meet other like-minded scientists.
On the 7 and 8 June 2018, we were thrilled to welcome 25 early career hydrologists to our offices in Leeds for the annual British Hydrological Society (BHS) Peter Wolf Symposium.
Day 1 included key note speakers from JBA, University of Leeds and the Canal & River Trust, along with presentations from hydrologists sharing their work with a friendly audience. See the symposium webpage for further details of the programme and speakers. Congratulations to Josh Wells (Nottingham Trent University) who won the award for best presentation, talking about Natural Flood Risk Management.
This was followed by an early evening drinks reception in the city centre, where academic posters were displayed. Rosie Hampson (JBA Consulting) won the prize for best poster, with the theme “Storm Desmond: Tyne Valley Recovery”. The evening concluded with a World Oceans Day quiz and dinner.
Day 2 was more hands on, starting with an interactive session with JBA Trust who has created a suite of physical models to demonstrate key principles of flood and coastal risk management, and delegates were able to see some in action.
Leeds City Council then presented about their flagship flood alleviation scheme, which officially opened in October 2017. It is the first in the UK to use moveable weirs for flood risk reduction purposes. After viewing some features on foot, the day then concluded with a pleasant boat trip to Knostrop weir downstream, which included an informative Q & A session about the scheme and future plans. Some of the delegates also enjoyed their very first experience of going through a lock before heading home.
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