Lancaster’s Critical Infrastructure Collapse Following Intense Rainfall on 4/5 December 2015.

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Time: 19:00 - 20:00


School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT


SPEAKER | Emma Ferranti, Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham.

ABSTRACT | The talk will describe the impact of heavy rainfall that caused the flooding of Lancaster that brought transport to a halt, cut off mains power for 2 days, and left communication services paralysed. Implications for resilience in populous urban areas when faced with more extreme weather events will be discussed.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Free to attend. Non members are welcome.

DIRECTIONS | All meetings are held in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. See here for directions to the venue.  Tea and coffee is provided in the foyer from 6.30pm, talks start at 7pm and last about an hour.

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