Mark is a Senior Consultant specialising in flood risk analysis and management. Mark has particular expertise in relation to reservoir safety including risk and breach analysis supporting emergency planning. As a Principal Engineer at HR Wallingford (1988 – 2011) Mark has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of river and reservoir related projects world-wide. Mark was instrumental in the development of the HR BREACH predictive breach model, building from work under national and international research programmes. Mark has undertaken collaborative research at an international level for the past decade, supporting the development and testing of tools and methods supporting flood risk analysis, and in particular dambreak analysis / emergency planning. Mark has coordinated and participated in a series of European research projects since 1998 (CADAM, RESCDAM, IMPACT, FLOODsite, UrbanFlood, FloodProBE, ENSOCIO-LA, EULAC-Focus), along with collaborative programmes with the USA (USBR, USDA, USACE etc.) targeted at identifying and developing tools and methods to support flood risk analysis and reservoir safety, ensuring that the consultancy work undertaken worldwide uses the latest and innovative techniques and practices. Mark has a number of advisory duties and acts as an advisor to the Reservoir Safety Advisory Group (RSAG) of the joint Agency / Defra research programme in the UK.