Other Cambridge events

Rising Waters

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2015
19 May Doors open 6:30
Event 7pm-9pm
The Maypole, 20A Portugal Place,
Cambridge CB5 8AF
Flooding and extreme weather events are making water less manageable and the need to adapt more essential. Join us to explore these issues and find alternative solutions! Please note that the event takes place on the first floor.

Living on the Edge

Dr Iris Moeller
The melting of land-based ice on our planet and the warming of our oceans means that sea level is rising on most of the Earth’s coasts, meanwhile storm surges and tsunamis threaten coastal communities causing extreme coastal flooding and erosion at very short notice. Hear the basic facts about sea level rise, storm surges and tsunamis, as well as how we can protect ourselves from their impact using the latest scientific insights into how water flows around and over our shorelines.

Adapting to the inevitable

Edward Barsley
This talk discusses the proposition of a town that remains open to the sea whilst safe from it. Our coastline serves as a crucial economic, transport, cultural, recreational and agricultural threshold; however, with the impacts of climate change, this boundary is facing increasing threats and pressure to adapt. Here I discuss a variety of adaptation strategies applicable to coastal communities worldwide. These have a range of benefits as we move towards an increasingly uncertain future.

The rivers wrath

Andy Chia-An Ku
Floods account for 40% of all natural disasters in the world and 50% of the deaths they cause. Besides, extreme weather events associated with climate change may significantly enhance the magnitude of runoff, resulting in greater flood risks in urban areas. This talk will focus on how modelling and geo-spatial analysis could help to understand the behaviours and the potential negative consequences of river flooding in urban areas, as a foundation for future flood risk mitigation planning.

Live Demonstration

Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to measure waves and feel the salt marsh plants that can help protect our coasts!

Our scientists, Iris Möller, James Tempest, and others will bring real equipment that has been used to understand how salt marshes can play a key role in buffering our coastline from waves and high water levels.

Other The Maypole events

2022-05-11 Gut Reaction To Parkinson’s Disease The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
2022-05-10 Mini Brains In Motion The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
10 May
Sold Out!

Mini Brains In Motion

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