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Taming the flood: rivers, wetlands and the centuries-old battle against flooding

Jeremy Purseglove
When May 06, 2016
from 05:15 PM to 07:15 PM
Where Cripps Court, Magdalene College Cambridge
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A special lecture event is taking place this Friday, 6th May in Magdalene College in association with a flood resistence conference being organised by the Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment (CURBE) and the Centre for Science and Policy.  In his lecture, Jeremy Purseglove will explore the cause of flooding in Britain and question whether government policy on flood prevention is fit for purpose. 

Jeremy Purseglove is a landscape architect and nature conservationist who has worked in the water industry and for consultants Mott MacDonald on environmental protection within development and civil engineering projects.  He has regularly taught on the IDBE Master's course in the Departments of Architecture and Engineering.  A second edition of his classic book, Taming the Flood, was published in 2015.

You are invited to attend the lecture which will be held in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, on Friday, 6 May, from 5:15pm - 6:00p.m. followed by drinks.  Please register on the link below:

http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/taming-flood/