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November 2016

+ Student and Young Engineer YouTube Competition

All students enrolled in subjects relating to Flood Risk and Coastal Management (FCRM), and young professionals who have been working in this area for no more than three years are invited to engage in the Flood and Coast YouTube Challenge.

In response to the severe flood disasters throughout the country in the last couple of years, Flood and Coast Exhibition and Conference was convened by the Environment Agency and has become is the UK’s largest gathering of FCRM professionals in an effort to make real progress into preventing and alleviating UK flooding and coastal erosion. Flood and Coast, CIWEM and The National Flood Forum would like to invite all students and young professionals enrolled on courses in these subjects to produce and submit a relevant, creative and interesting video to show on screen at Flood & Coast 2017, taking place in Telford from 28-30 March 2017.

Grant Collier, one of the Event organisers commented “we are aware that there are a growing number of students and young professionals involved in Environmental and Flood and Coastal Risk Management courses and we are keen to get them involved to hear their perspective and ideas for the future of flood prevention, risk and resilience”.

The YouTube challenge invites videos illustrating any aspects of Flood and Coastal Risk, Resilience and Response primarily relating to one of the main event themes:

  • Infrastructure
  • Community Resilience/People and Property
  • Changing Climate

This is a perfect opportunity for students to get noticed and to engage with the visitors, speakers and exhibitors at the event who will include representatives the Environment Agency, local authorities, engineering consulting companies, utility companies, infrastructure owners, businesses, emergency services and community flood groups – all of which are also invited to attend.

There will be one winning video in each theme, and these will be shown on the event website and on screens at the event in Telford. Each winner will be invited to travel to the event for one day and capture aspects of the event on film. Travel and subsistence will be paid for by the organisers.

Entrants must script, shoot and edit their video, which should be between 1:30 and 2:30 minutes. Entries must be uploaded to YouTube, with a link sent to the event organisers.

The deadline for entries is Monday 30 January 2017, and winners will be notified by Friday 17 February 2017. Full details can be found on the YouTube challenge page or by contacting kirsty.brown@floodandcoast.com

October 2016

+ Calling civil engineers

The second edition of Flood and Coast conference and exhibition is seeking involvement from all civil engineers and engineers involved in flood and coastal defence in what promises to be the largest gathering of thought leadership in the UK.

Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, civil engineers, infrastructure owners, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director, Flood and Coastal Risk Management at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Advisory Committee said

“It was great to see such a strong presence from the infrastructure and utility providers at the 2016 event. We would like to build on this and tie it in with our new themes for the 2017. We are particularly keen to reach out to more local authorities and broaden the conference content to cover the range of activities that they are responsible for.”

“Many of these relate to flooding even though they’re often managed separately. This might include development planning that reduces flood risk, social services that help communities to be more resilient and of course emergency response, but we also want to consider those services communities need and often turn to their local authority for even if it’s not their responsibility – like resilient infrastructure such as water supplies, telecoms and road networks. By bringing the range of partners responsible for these together under the banner of Flood and Coast Risk Management, we hope to strengthen the support that we collectively”

Elaine Hulse, Event Director said “Our first Flood & Coast event in 2016 featured 170 speakers, over 100 exhibition stands and attracted 1500 people over the three days. Flood & Coast 2017 will build on this success giving all those involved in managing flooding and coastal erosion the chance to swap ideas, meet and discuss issues with key personnel from stakeholders such as The Environment Agency, conference attendees, speakers and exhibitors.”

“We will also be showcasing the latest thinking from academics leading research at our top universities, as well as from the practitioners and specialists who deliver FCRM excellence on the ground. If you have a story to tell about your research or how you’ve applied new technologies or approaches to FCRM problems we want to see you at the event!”

The event, taking place at the Telford International Centre, 28-30 March 2017 will host fellow professionals to exchange a broad range of perspectives on innovation and best practices in FCRM.

October 2016

+ Calling all Flood & Coastal Management Professionals

The Environment Agency with Trio Events will convene the second Flood and Coast conference and exhibition and are seeking all flood and coastal risk management professionals to attend what promises to be the largest gathering of thought leadership for flood defence and coastal erosion in the UK.

Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, civil engineers, infrastructure owners, consultancies, utility companies, contractors, businesses, community groups, flood research consultants and universities from across the country.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director, Flood and Coastal Risk Management at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Advisory Committee, said “We are trying to reach a wide audience covering the whole flood risk community. If we can help to connect people and share ideas, then I think that we will be better placed as a community to support businesses and people at risk. I would like people to leave the conference and exhibition with far more contacts in the flood and coastal risk management community, with ideas to help their work area and to help them understand the part they play in shaping the future of flood and coastal risk management.”

Val Johnston-Jones, Flood and Coast Project Director said “Our first Flood & Coast event in February 2016 was set up to tackle exactly the sort of flood disasters that happened in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Somerset and the devastating effects of coastal erosion in Cornwall, Norfolk and other parts of the UK due to on-going climate change. The 2016 event featured 170 speakers, over 100 exhibition stands and attracted visitors from all over the UK and abroad. Flood & Coast 2017 will build on this success giving all those involved in managing flooding and coastal erosion the chance to swap ideas, listen, learn and plan for the future.”

“We will be showcasing the latest thinking from academics leading research at our top universities, as well as from the practitioners and specialists who deliver FCRM excellence on the ground. If you have a story to tell about your research or how you’ve applied new technologies or approaches to FCRM problems, we want to see you at the event.”

The conference and exhibition aims to share the latest ideas and showcase up to the minute flood defence solutions and explain what the Environment Agency can offer to help prevent future flooding for local authorities and stakeholders.

The event, taking place at the Telford International Centre, 28-30 March 2017 will host fellow professionals to exchange a broad range of perspectives on innovation and best practices in FCRM.

For media enquiries:

Please contact Grant Collier at:

Email: grant.collier@floodandcoast.com
Tel: 07525 182300

Follow us on Twitter @floodandcoast

Note to editors
Flood and Coast is organised by Trio Events Ltd and takes place from March 28-30 at The Telford International Centre. Limited number of press passes are available – requests to grant.collier@floodandcoast.com

Quotes from 2016

Great @floodandcoast event at Telford. Excellent opportunity to share with fellow flood industry professionals.

- Flood Control

This conference has provided a great opportunity for industry professionals to come together to be inspired, to listen, learn, discuss and plan for the future.

- Alison Baptiste, Environment Agency

Thanks for a great @floodandcoast. It’s been a lot of fun.

- Salix

It was invaluable to gather all major contractors together under one roof.

- Richard Taffs, TMS Maritime

Excellent day at the @floodandcoast exhibition today, very informative.

- Pontoon & Dock Co

I enjoyed every minute. It was informative and the networking was brilliant. I am going home buzzing.

- Mary Dhonau, Know Your Flood Campaign

Flood & Coast 2016 broadened the conversation beyond the FCRM sector to encompass the infrastructure community, which made for a much richer event.

- Fola Ogunyoye, Royal HaskoningDHV

We think Flood & Coast captured the right audience covering the entire FCRM industry.

- Anjie Stevens, Isodaq Technology

2017 Advisory Committee

Clare Dinnis

Deputy Director Strategy Delivery
Environment Agency

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Josie Bateman

Vice Chair ADEPT Flood
& Water Management Group
& Flood Manager
Northamptonshire Council

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Tim Bowen

Executive Director,
Corporate Development
Costain

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Rhiannon Clancy

FCRM Engagement Manager
Environment Agency

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Paul Cobbing

Chief Executive
National Flood Forum

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Lisa Constable

Weather Resilience &
Climate Change Strategy Manager
Network Rail

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Katharine Evans

National Flood &
Coastal Risk Manager
Environment Agency

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Ben Fletcher

Assistant Director Energy,
Environment and Transport,
Civil Contingencies
Secretariat
Cabinet Office

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Mark Garrett

Flood Risk Manager for
Greater Manchester,
Merseyside and Cheshire
Environment Agency

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Nick Hardiman

Senior Coastal Adviser
FCRM Directorate
Environment Agency

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Gareth Heatley

Managing Director Water, Europe
CH2M

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Ben Johnstone

Area FCRM Manager for
Devon and Cornwall
Environment Agency

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Dr Chrissy Mitchell

Principal Research Scientist
Flooding & Communities
Evidence Directorate
Environment Agency

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Fola Ogunyoye

Technical Director Water Europe and
Leading Professional for
Flood Resilience
Rivers, Deltas and Coasts
Royal HaskoningDHV

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Innes Thomson

Chief Executive
Association of Drainage Authorities

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