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Adam Hosking

Global Director for Water Resources Solutions, Jacobs

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Adam Hosking is Jacobs’ Global Director for Water Resources Solutions, responsible for the firm’s work in Water Resources and Resilience, including integrated water management, flood and coastal risk management, and climate change adaptation services. Adam is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and Chartered Scientist with more than 28 years’ experience in projects and programs addressing coastal risk management and adaptation. He has expertise in the review and appraisal of climate change impacts and their management at the coast, including decision-making to address uncertainties, and the potential management and options to address change. He has led National, Regional and Local scale projects around the globe, leveraging and developing best available data to inform adaptive solutions.

Presentation Synopsis

Through Space & Time: The Digital Foundation of Coastal Resilience
With a focus on the UK, Adam will introduce the data and analytics at the heart of policy, strategy, and delivery of coastal risk management. From National Scale assessments of flooding and erosion hazards and the resulting risks, to site specific design and operations of coastal protection assets -- an investment in data, robust analysis, and actionable insights -- lays the foundation for coastal resilience. Adam’s presentation will draw from Jacobs’ projects in support of national coastal programmes and will cover the data and analytics supporting resilience outcomes. These range from national policy on property level resilience, to innovative STEM engagement for education, to the operation and maintenance of the Thames Barrier, which is part of the world-leading Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 programme.