Largest flood event in November?

Future Climate Info (FCI) and JBA Risk Management present a morning seminar dedicated to flood risk in its many forms on Thursday 17th November 2016 at the Culture Space, Canada Water, London.

Join the FCI team and three industry leaders at this key flood seminar which will take a deeper dive into flooding – outlining groundwater, ground stability and the new Flood Re scheme.  This complimentary seminar will allow legal professionals to gain a better understanding of the risks associated with flooding in order to continue to protect clients.

Seminar Timings 

08.30 – 09.15    Registration with Tea, Coffee and Pastries

09.15 – 09.30    Welcome & Introduction, Geoff Offen, FCI

09.30 – 10.00    Groundwater – The Hidden Peril, Dr Maxine Zaidman, JBA Risk Management

10.00 – 10.30    The Real Link Between Flooding and Ground Stability, Dr Clive Edmonds, Peter Brett Associates

10.30 – 10.45    Break with Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

10.45 – 11.15    Are We Really Flood Re Ready? Harriet Boughton, Flood Re

11.15 – 11.30    Questions & Answers, Robin Wells, FCI

11.30 – 12.00    Close and Optional Networking

Presentations 

Groundwater Flooding – The Hidden Peril, Dr Maxine Zaidman, JBA Risk Management 

A look at the frequently underestimated risk of groundwater flooding; what it is, the mechanism as to why it occurs and why so many properties were flooded as a result of this often hidden flood peril during the winter of 2013/14 when groundwater levels reached record highs. As many home insurance policies have exclusions for groundwater flooding, what should a property lawyer or conveyancer look for in environmental/flood searches? Dr Maxine Zaidman will also introduce the various different types of flooding and discuss the basics of flood modelling using height maps for surface water, groundwater, river and sea, etc.

 

The Real Link Between Flooding and Ground Stability, Dr Clive Edmonds, Peter Brett Associates 

It is important for property conveyancers and solicitors to better understand the hazards presented by ‘sinkholes’ so that perceived problems can be put into context for clients when buying and selling their properties. Record breaking wet periods, particularly in the form of intensive bursts of rain have resulted in unusually large volumes of water percolating into the ground and setting off a record number of ‘sinkhole’ events. Dr Clive Edmonds will discuss the widespread damage such collapses can create, and will delve into their trigger mechanisms and the very important link to movement of water through the ground during and following flood climatic periods. Recent significant sinkhole events, preventative measures, and the cautious use of sustainable drainage systems will also be discussed. 

Are We Really Flood Re Ready? Harriet Boughton, Flood Re

Flood Re launched in the UK on 4th April 2016, providing affordable insurance for as many as 350,000 domestic households in a flood risk area. Harriet Boughton, General Counsel for Flood Re discusses what legal professionals working within the property space need to know, including how the Flood Re scheme works in practice, how it can provide peace of mind for homeowners when purchasing, mortgaging or insuring their property and what’s next after Flood Re?

So, don’t miss out!

Places are limited and are available strictly on a first come, first served basis, so register now to secure your complimentary ticket to the FCI Flood Seminar on Thursday 17th November 2016.

Visit the Future Climate Info website for more info.

This article was submitted to be published by Future Climate Info as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

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