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FLOODsite Public Newsletter no 6 - October 2007  
 
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FLOODsite goes multi-lingual


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10 October 2007
The FLOODsite project team are committed to the communication and dissemination of the project results as widely as possible. The project Executive Summary is now available in fifteen languages from a drop-down list on the website at http://www.floodsite.net/html/executive_summary.htm.

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FLOODrisk 2008, Oxford, UK


FLOODrisk 2008, Keble College, Oxford

1 October 2007
The end-of-project conference on flood risk management, FLOODrisk 2008, will take place at Keble College, Oxford from 30 September to 2 October 2008. The call for abstracts of papers opened on 17 September 2007 and the deadline for submission of abstracts is 14 January 2008.

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Innovation & Outcomes
 
   
 

Estimation of Extremes - work completed

25 September 2007
Accurate and reliable estimation of hydro-meteorological extremes is essential for a proper evaluation of hazards and risks wherever the natural dynamics in riverine, coastal and estuarine zones conflict with human infrastructure and its associated uses and resources. FLOODsite “Task 2” has recently completed its research on both extreme data and methods to deal with them.

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TE2100 and FLOODsite

25 September 2007
In the UK, many of the FLOODsite tasks are being undertaken using examples of flood risk conditions found along the Thames Estuary; the Task 24 Pilot. As a separate initiative, the Environment Agency is undertaking the Thames Estuary 2100 project (TE2100) to plan for future changes in flood risk and to address the need for upgrade of the flood management system. The collaboration is a good example of applied research in national R&D programmes, and is benefitting both groups.

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Coastal Structures Conference


Opening ceremony, courtesy of www.iahr2007.corila.it

18 September 2007
The 5th International Conference on Coastal Structures took place in July in Venice, alongside the 32nd IAHR Congress. Key topics at the event were breakwater design and construction, shore protection and tsunamis, and research on hydraulic performance. Some 120 papers and 80 posters were presented. FLOODsite was well-represented at the session on coastal flooding, presenting some of the new approaches to wave-induced breaching and assessment of the strength of flood defences.

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IAHR Congress Special FLOODsite Session


IAHR Venice 07, courtesy of www.iahr2007.corila.it

18 September 2007
Ad van Os, Advisor to the Management Team, provides a summary of the FLOODsite presentations at the 32nd congress of IAHR (International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research) which took place in Venice from 1 to 6 July.

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