International Conference on Flood Resilience
Experiences in Asia and Europe
5-7 September 2013
Exeter, United Kingdom Google+

About Exeter


Exeter is an historic city in the picturesque South West of England. The city was founded by the Romans almost two thousand years ago making it one of the oldest cities in England. To this day the central area of the City remains staunchly encircled by massive Roman walls, constructed by 200AD. Another unique attraction in the Underground Passages which run below the High Street. The medieval labyrinth of water conduits is believed to date back to the 13th century.
The administrative centre for the County of Devon (Please click here for information about Devon), Exeter is also famous for its Cathedral, its medieval buildings and ancient port. The awe-inspiring 850 year old Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline. This boasts unique Norman twin towers, the world’s longest unbroken run of gothic vaulting and England’s tallest Bishop’s throne which soars to over twenty metres. The West Front’s Image Screen is richly adorned with sculptures of kings, bishops and prophets and is considered to be one of the finest in Europe. Exeter enjoys a maritime climate with generally fine and mild weather in September.

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and ranked 7th in The Sunday Times University Guide’s league table. Last year the University of Exeter has been named in the top 100 fastest growing companies in Europe.
Streatham is the nicest university campus in England. ICFR organiser the Centre for Water Systems has a strong reputation for cross-disciplinary research into urban water management and hydroinformatics. With about 30 staff and 30 PhD students at any one time the Centre is the largest UK academic group in the field and one of the largest worldwide.

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