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Flash flooding challenge

The Environment Agency is launching a new challenge at the University of Leeds

The Environment Agency is seeking to stimulate university-led solutions to and ideas that could minimise the impact of flash flooding and as such are proud to announce the University Flash Flooding Challenge. Launched in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) the Flash Flooding Challenge is an innovation competition open to students and researchers from universities across the north. The purpose of the Flash Flooding Challenge is to encourage innovative thinking, explore a range of approaches and methods to address the impact of flash flooding.

The competition is divided into three categories:

  • undergraduate
  • postgraduate
  • postdoctoral researchers

Finalists from each category will be invited to attend a conference / prize day on 19 March 2014 in Leeds. 

Finalists will present their ideas to representatives of the Environment Agency, CIWEM, and other members of the industry. This will give them an opportunity to attract interest, support and potentially funding for their ideas. Winners will also receive a financial prize.

For more information on the Flash flooding challenge, including submission guidelines:

Submissions should be made no later than 23:59 on the 14 February 2014.