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Calling Category 1 and 2 Emergency Services Responders to join UK’s largest Flood event!

The programme for the UK’s Largest flood and coastal erosion conference and exhibition has now been finalised and professionals from the Emergency Services sector will debate some of the most pressing issues with the Environment agency at Flood and Coast 2017 in March.

Convened by the Environment Agency and supported by the Emergency Planning Society, a total of 150 presentations and case studies will take place across the three days at the Telford International Centre from March 28-30.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Flood and Coast Event said “winter 2015/2016 was yet another reminder as to how important emergency planning is. By working together local authorities, emergency services, EA and the army were able to support communities during flooding and the immediate aftermath. But as ever, there is more that we can learn and more that we can do to make our response stronger. The conference provides an opportunity for those working on a range of initiatives to come together outside incidents and share lessons and thoughts for the future.”

Some of the 150 conference sessions include;

  • ‘Under Pressure’ – managing the response to major incidents
  • Water – managing the extremes
  • Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond – what can we learn from the response?
  • Responding to a flood emergency
  • Maintaining safe patient care in the face of Storm Desmond
  • Holistic water management by Suffolk county council
  • Flood events: site controller’s view
  • Mobile rapid deployment pumping stations
  • A more inclusive way of planning for flood risk – Cumbria after Storm Desmond
  • Using hydraulic modelling tools to support better flood recovery
  • One year on – learning from the response to the 2015 Calderdale flood
  • Planning policy for flood water management

For the full programme see www.floodandcoast.com

Grant Collier Director at Flood and Coast said “we would encourage all category one and two emergency services responders to join the conference and exhibition which will be the largest thought leadership and networking event for the sector in the UK, sharing ideas, the latest technology and best practice from across the UK and abroad. With numerous case studies and the latest flood alleviation solutions, the event will take us closer to mitigating the severity of such flood disasters and the destruction they can cause”.

In addition to the paid for conference starting at £215, there will be a completely free exhibition and series of free seminars with over 80 exhibition stands showcasing the very latest technology and innovations. Attendees can attend either or both. There will also be over 100 Environment Agency personnel present at the event. The conference is convened by the Environment Agency, supported by The Emergency Planning Society and sponsored by Van Oord, VBA, CH2M, Flood Modeller Suite, Aecom, HR Wallingford, Mackley and IBS Group.

Further information, full programme details and registration on www.floodandcoast.com

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