Achieving Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future
University of Nottingham

Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board provided oversight and interacted formally with the Urban Flood Resilience Research Consortium at bi-annual meetings. 

Members of the Strategic Advisory Board

  • David Wilkes (Arup) - Co-chair
  • Fola Ogunyoye (Royal Haskoning DHV) - Co-chair
  • Hayley Bowman (Environment Agency)
  • David Gowans (sweco)
  • Chris Digman (Stantec)
  • Peter Drake (Water Industry Forum)
  • John Robinson (Newcastle City Council)
  • Simon Harrison (Ebbsfleet Development Corporation)
  • Steena Nasapen-Watson (Northumbrian Water)
  • Bridget Woods-Ballard (HR Wallingford)
  • Martin Buckle (RTPI and independent planning consultant)
  • Mark Stranaghan (Department for Infrastructure, Northern Ireland)
  • Simon Spooner (Atkins, corresponding member)
  • Kit England (SNIFFER, corresponding member)

Terms of reference for the Strategic Advisory Board

  • Provide independent advice to the Urban Flood Resilience Research Consortium on the quality of the science undertaken by the Consortium and the extent that it fulfils the objectives as set out in the Inception Report.

  • Perform a science audit of each of the Work Packages and report findings and recommendations to the Project Team.

  • Be an independent source of informed advice to the Project Team and EPSRC as the need arises.

  • Meet as an Advisory Board bi-annually; these meetings to coincide with quarterly project progress meetings.

  • Receive and comment upon annual progress reports produced by the Consortium and provide a critical oversight of the dissemination activities it conducts.

  • Advise the Principal Investigator on leading the project to a successful outcome that maximises its potential for impact on urban flood risk management practices nationally and internationally. 

  • No fees or stipend are payable to members of the Strategic Advisory Board, but reasonable travel and accommodation costs will be refunded against receipts and registration fees for Consortium dissemination events will be waived. 

Urban Flood Resilience Research Project

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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