Following some of the most dramatic flood and Coastal Erosion emergency incidents that the UK has witnessed in recent history, emergency service professionals are urged to engage in an intensive 3-day Conference and Exhibition convened by the Environment Agency.
There will be over 100 senior Environment Agency personnel present to consult with attendees. Floods and Coastal Erosion has had a dramatic effect on infrastructure and property and according to the Environment Agency’s report after Storm Angus, these floods are set to continue.
Clare Dinnis Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency said about the event “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.”
Elaine Hulse, Director at Flood and Coast said “We have a programme with over 150 speakers including sessions such as ‘Under Pressure’ – managing the response to major incidents and ‘Review of the Responses to Flooding in Cumbria’.
Flood and Coast 2017 exhibition and conference will take place from 28-30 March at the Telford International Centre and will share the latest ideas with the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, emergency services professionals, civil engineers, infrastructure owners, consultancies, utility companies, contractors, community groups, flood research consultants and universities.
Key areas that the event will cover include; Coastal flooding and erosion – with over 1 million properties at risk from coastal flooding by 2030, Flood Alleviation and Water Management, Emergency Planning, Infrastructure and Cities, Modelling and Forecasting, Partnerships, and People and Communities.
The Exhibition and free seminars on the exhibition floor are free to attend for all, register on www.floodandcoast.com
The Flood and Coast Conference running alongside the exhibition is a detailed debate about all the key flooding and coastal erosion issues and how they may be solved. The full conference programme can be found on www.floodandcoast.com along with prices for one day or three day tickets.
Flood and Coast 2017 is sponsored by Van Oord, VBA, CH2M – Flood Modeller Suite, Aecom, HR Wallingford, Mackley and IBS Group.
For more information, go to www.floodandcoast.com