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Resiliency in planning and flood risk management

Wednesday 7th Sept | 12pm BST

This webinar will introduce you to Jacobs’ broad approach to planning regeneration as well as some of the tools used to help smooth the relationship between the digital and the physical, and more particularly Flood Modeller. A live demonstration will show you how the software allows planners and developers to quickly and easily assess flood risk for resilient planning in the face of climate change.


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George is Technical Lead of the Cities Solutions team at Jacobs, bringing over 20 years of experience in urban regeneration. His experience encompasses the meeting point between infrastructure, community and place and covers all parts of cities including the future of high streets and town centres.


George is currently masterplan lead for Jacobs on Meridian Water, a 25-year programme which uses infrastructure as a catalyst for change, delivering 10,000 new homes and 6,000 jobs in North London. He has also recently delivered a 3000-home masterplan for Tees Valley Marshalling Yard on behalf of TVCA, worked on the original masterplan for Middlehaven and is currently designing town centre schemes in Hartlepool and Stockton in relation to the levelling up agenda.

George has lectured worldwide on the future of cities, most recently programming events at the London Festival of Architecture, considering how our town centres can serve us better post-Covid. He sits on several local authority design review panels, acts as external examiner at University of the Arts London and sits on the Environmental Industries Commission Smart Cities Task Force.

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Priscila is an architect and urban designer with fourteen years of international experience working on different scales, from interior to urban design and across all sectors. Delivering experienced and sensitive responses to site context, history and client brief. She is an enthusiastic architect, deeply involved in every part of the design process. Always encouraging collaboration and innovation to overcome limitations and provide holistic solutions to contemporary and future challenges.

She believes that liaising effectively with a range of other professionals and understanding the relationship between people, buildings, and the wider environment are key to any successful project.


Priscila joined Jacobs in 2021 and has been delivering plans for town centre regeneration in Hartlepool and Thornaby, as well as a vision for the river Mersey which uses place and social impact as the starting point for infrastructure investment. Currently, she is leading the placemaking strategy for the River Tame pilot in the Upper Mersey and Levelling Up projects for Hartlepool and Durham.

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Mathieu is a senior modeller and has undertaken hydraulic modelling studies since 2002 in several countries including Kuwait, France, UK and Ireland. His experience includes managing and providing technical input on projects involving hydraulic modelling and the assessment of pluvial, fluvial and tidal flood risk, flood alleviation option assessment, outline design and costing of flood alleviation schemes for clients ranging from private developers to local authorities and framework clients such as the Environment Agency (UK), EDF Energy (UK), OPW (Ireland).


He has proven track record in a large number of Flood Risk Management studies involving data collection, organising survey work, hydrological analysis, hydraulic modelling, floodplain mapping, economic appraisal and the assessment of flood risk mitigation options.

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