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Malaria, mosquitos and maps: Simon Hay
A Fact-Based World View: Dr Hans Rosling
Why are the worlds big rivers so different: Professor Phil Ashworth
Flooding, climate change and the resilience of cities: Alex Nickson
Future oceans: Professor Callum Roberts
Junkyard planet: Adam Minter
London versus the rest: Evan Davis
Mayhem on the Mekong: Professor Steve Darby
Saving the last cheetahs of Iran: Dr Luke Hunter
Siberia - its history and its people: Professor Janet Hartley
Somalia - The World’s Most Failed State?: James Fergusson
The Landgrabbers: Fred Pearce
What’s going on in Greenland?: Professor Alun Hubbard
Will the shale gail prevail?: Michael Bradshaw

Flooding, climate change and the resilience of cities: Alex Nickson

September 2015

Alex Nickson talks about flood preparation and resilience in cities across the world


0 minutes – Introduction

2:00 minutes – Lecture begins

03:45 minutes – The context behind flooding in cities

09:20 minutes – Cities that are leading the action

41:20 minutes – How does London compare with these cities

51:30 minutes – Conclusion


AQA A Level
Unit 1: Rivers, floods and management (core)
Unit 3: Weather and climate and associated hazards (optional)
Unit 3: World cities (optional)

Edexcel A Level
Unit 1: Global hazards (core)
Unit 1: Climate change (core)
Unit 2: Extreme weather (optional)
Unit 2: Rebranding places (optional)

OCR A Level
Unit 1: River environments (core)
Unit 2: Managing urban change (core)
Unit 3: Climatic hazards (optional)

WJEC A Level
Unit 1: Investigating climate change (core)
Unit 2: Investigating settlement change in MEDCs (core)
Unit 3: Climatic hazards (optional)
Unit 4: Rivers (optional)

Unit 1: Challenge of weather and climate (core)
Unit 2: Changing urban environments (core)

Unit 1: The urban environment (core)
Unit 2: Living with natural hazards (core)

Unit 1: River processes and pressures (optional)
Unit 2: Contemporary issues in urban settlements (optional)

Cambridge iGCSE
Unit 1: Population and settlement (core)
Unit 1: The natural environment (core)

Edexcel A GCSE
Unit 1: The causes, effects and responses to climate change (core)
Unit 2: River landscapes (core)
Unit 3: Settlement change (core)

Edexcel B GCSE
Unit 1: Changing climate (core)
Unit 1: River processes and pressures (optional)
Unit 2: The challenges of an urban world (optional)
Unit 2: Changing settlements in the UK (optional)

Edexcel iGCSE
Unit 1: River environments (optional)
Unit 2: Urban environments (optional)

Unit 1: Similarities and differences in settlements and population (core)

Unit 3: Rivers and coasts (core)
Unit 3: Population and settlement (core)

Unit 1: Managing rivers (core)
Unit 1: Climate change – causes and effects (core)
Unit 1: Climate change – reducing its impact (core)
Unit 2: The changing city centre (optional)
Unit 2: Cities – alternative futures (optional)

Unit 1: Urbanisation (core)
Unit 1: Planning issues in built environments (core)
Unit 2: Weather and climate (core)
Unit 2: River processes and landforms (core)

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