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Beyond PPS25 - should uncertainty in flood risk mapping make a difference?

Tuesday 28 September 2010
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2

The Catchment Change Network ( is a NERC-funded Knowledge Exchange Network developing Guidance within the area of flood risk and future change. Uncertainty is particularly important in trying to project the impacts of future land use and climate change on flood risk and the visualisation and communication of this uncertainty is an important facet of decision making within the planning and development communities.

Our event, in conjunction with the RTPI Development Planning Network aims to prompt discussion across the planning community around developing a general framework and practical guidance for dealing with uncertainty, with a particular focus on flood data, modelling and mapping. As part of this process we would like to learn from your experience and opinions on important sources of uncertainty and discuss ideas for assessing and communicating them. Your input will help us to shape the format and contents of Guidelines and how they could support decision making.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the background to uncertainty estimation methods. The afternoon Session will be based around worked examples for real locations to illustrate how practical tools can be used to deal with uncertainty. Group discussions will allow us to explore what aspects are of particular importance to the planning community.

The workshop is free to attend with sponsorship from the NERC-funded Catchment Change Network.

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For more information contact Ruth Alcock on 01524 510285 or