Risk, Resilience and Response; Shaping The Future Flood Agenda

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With the recent devastation caused by flooding in northern England and Scotland, and reports that flooding could become “the new normal”, attendance at the upcoming Flood & Coast 2016 is especially compelling for anyone with an interest in flood and coastal risk management (FCRM).

Led by the Environment Agency, Flood & Coast 2016 is a new conference and exhibition bringing together local authorities, infrastructure owners, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities to facilitate the exchange of innovation and best practice across the FCRM sector.

Responding to the overarching themes of risk, resilience and response, the three-day conference comprises 30 main sessions with 120 international speakers.

The main topics selected by the Environment Agency and industry advisory committee include:

• Modelling and forecasting
• Policy and strategy: the direction of travel in UK FCRM
• Best practices and lessons learnt from UK, European and international perspectives
• Major infrastructure and asset management – economics, funding, collaboration
• Scheme delivery
• FCRM communications
• What makes a good flood alleviation scheme?
• Resilience and incident management.

Exhibitors at the event represent specialists from across the entire supply chain delivering technology and solutions, including the leading Environment Agency Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework contractors. The exhibition floor will also feature a dedicated theatre, as well as posters related to the conference themes.

Date: 23-25 February 2016
Location: Telford International Centre

For more details or to register, please visit: www.floodandcoast.com

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