What happens when there's too much water?

06 - 07 July 2023 12:00 - 12:30 The Royal Society Free
Professor Hannah Cloke

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Professor Hannah Cloke (University of Reading) talks about what inspired her to become a flooding specialist. She explores how scientists use super computers, working with millions of pieces of data, to provide global forecasting models for all the major rivers on earth. Grouping these models together increases certainty about all the different elements - about where and when rain will fall, the most likely flood scenarios and the worst-case scenarios. And these predictions can help governments and citizens to prepare for the impact of flooding before they happen and to save lives and livelihoods.

Attending the event

Talks will be held in the Kohn Centre at the following times:

Thursday 6 July 2023, 1pm — 1.30pm

Friday 7 July 2023, 12pm — 12.30pm

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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