Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities
University of Nottingham


The Blue-Green Cities Research team participated in a wide range of conferences on a variety of themes aimed at bringing together flood risk management professionals and encouraging the sharing of research methods, findings and experiences. 


  • 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016). 17-21st October 2016, Lyon, France. 

  • The Ecosystem Service of Urban Rivers (Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies and Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny, Mendel University in Brno). April 19th – 22nd  2016, Chateau Křtiny, Czech Republic. 

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17th - 22nd April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

  • Flood and Coast 2016: Risk, Resilience and Response in a Changing Climate. 23-25th February 2016, Telford, UK. 

  • SNIFFER Flood Risk Management Conference 2016, Blue-Green Cities Session Day 2. 2nd - 3rd February 2016, Edinburgh, UK.


  • 2015 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium, Oregon American Society of Civil Engineers Environment and Water Resources Group (ASCE-EWRG) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), 16-17th September 2015, Portland, Oregon, US. 
  • 12th Annual Meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 2-7th Aug 2015, Suntec City, Singapore.

  • Improving Future Flood Resilience, 17th July 2015, Calgary, Canada.

  • European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference, 12-14th May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, 12-17th April 2015, Vienna, Austria. 

  • Ecobuild 2015 - the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, 3-5th March 2015, London, UK.


  • European River Restoration Conference (ERRC), 27-29th October 2014, Vienna, Austria.

  • International Conference on Fluid Mechanics (ICFM) 2014, 27-28th October 2014, Barcelona, Spain. 

  • 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD 2014), 7-11th September 2014, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

  • 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2014), 17-21st August 2014, New York, US. 

  • StormCon, The North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, 3-7th August 2014, Oregon, US.

  • International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response (FRIAR), Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), 18-20th June 2014, Poznan, Poland.

  • ARCC (Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change) Assembly 2014, 10-11th June 2014, Birmingham, UK.

  • World Environment and Water Resources Congress (EWRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1-5th June 2014, Portland, US.

  • The International Conference on Sustainable Development of Critical Infrastructure (IC-SDCI 2014), 16-18th May 2014, Shanghai, China. 

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) Annual Dinner and Celebration, keynote presentation on "The Blue-Green Cities Initiative; a UK perspective on Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the Johnson Creek Watershed" by Prof. Colin Thorne, 22nd May 2014, Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

  • River Restoration Network Conference (RRC), 7-8th May 2014, Sheffield, UK.

  • SNIFFER Flood Risk Management Conference 2014 (SNIFFER), 4-5th February 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

  • Resilient Communities: Providing for the Future, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES), 19-22nd January 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand. 


  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2013, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Invited Charney Lecture by Leonard Smith; Predictability, Probability(s) and Physical Insight ( abstract).

  • Sustainable City 2013, 8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), 3-5th December 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

  • 8th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2013), 25-29th November 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.

  • Managing Ecosystems for People, Nature and Economy, Network of European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) Annual Conference, 18th October 2013, Bangor, Wales, UK. 

  • Engineering Education for Sustainable Development 2013 (EEDS13), 22-25th September 2013, Cambridge, UK.

  • 35th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress, The Wise Find Pleasure in Water, 8-13th September 2013, Chengdu, China.

  • International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR): Experiences in Asia and Europe, 5-7th September 2013, Exeter, UK.

  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Surface Water Flooding and Management, 26th June 2013, London, UK. 

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Flooding 2013, Developing Flood Resilient Communities, 23rd May 2013, London, UK. 

  • International Council for Building (CIB), World Congress, special conference session: Making Cities More Resilient,  5-9th May 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

  • Floodplain management: adapting to change mini-conference, Northwest Regional Floodplain Management Association (NORFMA), 25th April 2013, Salem, Oregon, US.

Blue-Green Cities Research Project

Sir Clive Granger Building,
University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD.

Tel. 0115 8468137