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1 EPSRC Grant: EP/FP202511/1 Session 2 - Improving the management of flood infrastructure Chair Paul Sayers, Leader Infrastructure Management Sayers and Partners / HR Wallingford Panel Adrian Saul, University of Sheffield Jackie Banks, Environment Agency Fola Ogunyoye, Haskoning Martin Smith, University of Nottingham

2 WIFI – Network: rsnetwork – Password: Newton+apple Demos at break – Remember to visit...very good insights

3 Improving the management of flood infrastructure – Session Outline Presentations (6 x 5mins) Challenges of infrastructure management (Paul Sayers) Blockage – Its prediction and importance (Nick Wallerstein) Gully performance - connecting above and below ground system (Slobodan Djordjevic) Asset condition – linking remote and visual inspection (Martin Smith) Breach growth – Rapid and more complex models (Myron van Damme) Computer support for infrastructure planning decisions (Jim Hall) Plenary discussion (45mins) With the Panel taking questions from the floor – so remember your questions!

4 EPSRC Grant: EP/FP202511/1 Challenges of infrastructure management Paul Sayers, Leader SWP4 – Infrastructure Management Adrian Saul, Leader SWP3 Urban risk - University of Sheffield

5 What are infrastructure assets? A wide range of assets: Linear assets (above ground) – e.g. a raised defence (levee or dyke) through to major dams structures Linear assets (below ground) – e.g. urban drainage networks Interface assets – E.g. culverts, manholes etc Point assets – e.g. a pump, gate or culvert trash screen Watercourses and channels – E.g. the vegetation and sediment within a channel and floodplain Coastlines – e.g. a groyne, beach or backshore

6 Scale of the challenge England and Wales Annual expenditure on maintenance / improvement approx. £450m £20 billion of sunk investment Water companies £100’s millions required! USA US Corp of Engineers estimate $2.2 trillion to maintain levees at a “desirable” standard (Steve Stockton)

7 Some difficult questions…. Perform under load or on demand? Improve or deteriorate with/without action? How will an asset… Perform now and in the future? Which assets contribute most to risk? How will the system... Hot spots? Investment need? How might these change ? What are the national… A range of spatial and temporal scales of interest

8 How is the research in FRMRC helping?

9 Conclusions Many more challenges ….. but FRMRC provides some innovative and useable advances.

10 EPSRC Grant: EP/FP202511/1 Acknowledgement The research reported in this presentation was conducted as part of the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium with support from the: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs/Environment Agency Joint Research Programme United Kingdom Water Industry Research Office of Public Works Dublin Northern Ireland Rivers Agency Data were provided by the EA and the Ordnance Survey.


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