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What happens when there's too much water?

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The Royal Society YouTube channel


This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Satellite view of a cyclone and its effect on cloud formation.

Flooding events happen across the world every year and unpredictable weather is becoming increasingly more frequent as a result of climate change.

Join Professor Hannah Cloke as she explores why floods happen and how the latest advances in weather prediction and forecasting can give us valuable insight into the locations most at risk from adverse weather. She'll answer what happens when there is too much water as well as examining the effect that climate change is having on all of us. 


  • Professor Hannah Cloke OBE, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading 

Attending this event online

  • The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on Friday 9 July 2021 at 12.45pm BST 
  • The event will also be available afterwards on our YouTube channel 
  • This event is suitable for ages 14+ 
  • This event is free to join and there is no registration required 
  • Live subtitles will be available 
  • Part of Summer Science 2021
  • Share on social media using #SummerScience 
  • For all enquiries contact 

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