Scientists from across Europe are in Cumbria to discuss flood prevention.
They're using model simulators to demonstrate how rivers flow and investigate different ways to protect people and their property.
Academics from the Netherlands have been sharing some of their more radical approaches to minimising the effects of extreme weather.
Katie Hunter reports:
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