Flash flooding challenge

Do you have an idea that could minimise the impact of flash flooding in a community? If so, an Environment Agency competition could give you the chance to attract support and funding.


The Environment Agency competition is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdoctoral researchers.  Ideas put forward could be anything from a service, a land management solution, a product, a piece of technology or a campaign to help communities at risk.  You may choose to explore and review current practice or innovations from another country.  You may want to present a case study of a community in the UK and how your idea could minimise the risk of flash flooding.

Could your idea explore the development of appropriate triggers to get a warning message out or perhaps a building modification to improve safety should flooding occur?  It could be an app or a way of engaging with a community to ensure its emergency plan is sustainable and effective.

Finalists will be invited to attend a conference / prize day on 19 March 2014 here at the University of Leeds as well as present their ideas to representatives of the Environment Agency, CIWEM, and other members of the industry.  This will give them an opportunity to attract interest, support and potentially funding for their ideas. Winners will also receive a financial prize.

For further details see the wateratleeds website

The closing date for the competition is 14 February 2014.

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