Don’t miss our exciting annual event Confluence 2022 to showcase the many exciting projects we are working on and the impact they are having in the region.
This will be in-person on Thursday 22 September, 9am – 4.15pm, in the Nexus Building, Discovery Way, at the University of Leeds campus.
We would also like you to tell us about the current catchment-related challenges you face, future opportunities to develop solutions and how we can work together to influence major investments.
There will also be a chance to join four short workshops with the themes – Climate and Net Zero, Energy, Green Finance, and Nature Recovery – and discuss the integrated catchment solutions associated with these themes.
Bookings are now open on Eventbrite and joining instructions will be sent out to registrants nearer the time.
Agenda for Confluence 2022
9am – Registration
9.30am – Welcome and house keeping
9.35am – The direction of iCASP – successes and new developments
9.50am – Making a difference in our region and further afield
10am – Guest speaker – West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin
10.15am – Upper Rother
10.30am – Communicating Flood Risk
10.45am – Flood Innovation Programme
11am New opportunities and horizon scanning
11.15am – break
11.30am – 12.30pm workshops – Climate and Net Zero and Energy
Afternoon 1.30pm – 4.15pm
1.30pm Welcome back
1.35pm – Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Professor, University of Leeds
1.45pm Helen Batt, Yorkshire Area Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency
2pm Swinton Estate / Backstone Beck
2.30pm Console / DEFRA Test and Trials
2.45pm workshops –Green Finance and Nature Recovery
3.45pm Feedback, conclusions and looking to the future
Lightening Talk Speakers
Dr Emma Bramham
Dr Emma Braham is a researcher and lecturer in Applied Geophysics and Structural Geology at University of Leeds. Emma is the leader of the Planetary Exploration Group and is involved in pioneering research focusing on volcanic systems in Mars. Her research helps us to understand the linkages and differences between Martian volcanic systems and volcanic systems on earth such as Icelandic volcanoes. Emma is a fellow for the Royal Astronomical Society and has many research publications. She has worked off-shore as a geophysicist.
Dr Stephen Carver
Dr Carver has over 30 years experience of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for landscape evaluation with topical research interests in environmental management/modelling applications, rewilding, wild land mapping and public participation. He is now a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Leeds, the director of the Wildland Research Institute and is co-chair of the World Wilderness Congress’ Science and Stewardship Symposium. Notably he is the co-author of the best selling text book “An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems” and sits of the editorial board of the International Journal of Wilderness.
Prof Iain Clacher Professor Iain Clacher is the pro dean for International at Leeds University Business School and head of the University’s new Centre for Financial Technology and Innovation. Iain is an internationally recognised expert in pensions and retirement savings. His work has been published widely in international journals, notably his expertise on sustainable pension systems, retirement decision making and trustee governance. Iain’s research has been used to advise a range of businesses and policy makers – he is often cited on issues of pensions, finance, and economics. More recently, Iain is a leader at the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment leading on the development of climate and environmental risk analytics