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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

Who Is Attending 2017:

Divisional Director
Jacobs

Lecturer in Soil and Water Management
Harper Adams University

LLFA Manager
Bath & North East Somerset

Chartered Land Surveyor & UAV Pilot
UAV Surveys

Senior Marine Consultant
Thomson Ecology

Flood Management & Access Adviser
NFU

Coastal and Rivers Engineer
Pembrokeshire County Council

Managing Director
IBS Engineered Products Ltd

Environment Programme Manager
Environment Agency

Manager
Luxton Engineering

Project Leader
Brockenhurst Flood Action Group

Managing Director
Glennerster Consulting Ltd

Flood Risk Manager
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Design Consultant
Mid West Planning Ltd

Managing Director
Whitehouse Construction

Divisional Director
Jacobs UK Ltd

Project Manager
BAM Nuttall

Director
River Restoration Centre, Cranfield University

Carbon Planning Manager
Environment-agency.gov.uk

Unit Manager
SEPA

Managing Director
Swathe Services

Divisional Director/ National Framework Manager
Jackson Civil Engineering

Chief Executive
Association of Drainage Authorities

Policy and Research Manager
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Environment Director
Galliford Try

Deputy Director, National Field Operations
Environment Agency

Director
RNH Estimating Services

Operations Director
Keltbray Ltd

Principal technologist
CH2M

Commercial Manager
Lucideon

Director
Holt Coastal Consultants

Senior Engineer
Torbay Council

National Director of Operations (Assets & Incidents)
Environment Agency

GIS Analyst
British Geological Survey

Senior Business Analyst
Environment Agency

Deputy Area Manager UK & Ireland
NewWaves Solutions Ltd

Resilience Officer
CSW Resilience

Chief Executive
Ouse and Humber Drainage Board

Principal Engineer Flood Management
HR WALLINGFORD LTD

Contracts Director
ECS Engineering Services Limited

Coastal scientist
CH2M

Chief Engineer
Middle Level Commissioners

Operations Director
VBA

Water Management Category Manager
Flexseal Ltd

Chair of Northumbria RFCC
Environment Agency

General Manager
Mat and Timber Services

Manager/ Flood Consultant
FLOOD FORTRESS

Director
Caunton Engineering Ltd

Senior Highways Engineer
Telford & Wrekin Council

Honorary Research Scientist
National Oceanography Centre

Deputy Director ncpms
Environment Agency

Regional Director
Dyer & Butler

States engineer
States of alderney

Programme Cost Forecasting Manager
Environment Agency

Director
Thames Estuary Partnership

Chief Engineer
Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium

Chair, English Severn & Wye RFCC
Environment Agency/Defra

Senior Water Management Officer
Wyre Forest District Council

Technical Director
RPS

Councillor
Blackpool Council

Director
Kenneth Pye Associates Ltd

Chairman
Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee

NCPMS Project Team Manager
Environment Agency

Flood & Coastal Manager
Suffolk County Council

Senior Hydrologist
SEPA

Managing Director
TPA Pontoons

Technical Director
Royal HaskoningDHV

Director
Civil Engineering Solutions Ltd

Owner operator
Dragons Eye Filming

Engineer
Obayashi

Principal Environmental Consultant
CH2M

Consultant
Infram BV

Senior Analyst (Weather Modelling)
Lloyds Banking Group

Head of Coastal & Environmental Partnership Investments
Blackpool Council

Chairman
Thames Regional Flood & Coastal Committee

Senior Coastal Advisor
Environment Agency

Business Development Manager
FPE Seals Ltd

Director
Envelope Architects Ltd

Senior Project Manager
Trent Rivers Trust

Director
Meniscus

FCRM Advisor
Environment Agency

Commercial Manager
Interserve Construction Limited

Principal Earth Observation Consultant
Telespazio VEGA UK

Head of Highways and Construction
Pembrokeshire County Council

Senior Instructor
Marine Specialised Technology

Emergency Planning Officer
Shropshire Council

Programme Delivery Manager
Environment Agency

Specialities Development Manager
Total UK Limited

Flood Risk Manager
Coventry City Council

Managing Director
Dellner Woodville Ltd.

Managing Director
Dorton Demolition

COO
Floodline Consulting

Managing Director
Storm Geomatics Ltd

Sales Director
GEO-4D

NW RFCC Chairman
Environment Agency

Director
Balfour Beatty

Principal Engineer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Geomorphology Senior Team Leader
Environment Agency

National Hydrology Manager
Canal & River Trust

Chairman Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
Defra

Projects Manager
Salix River & Wetland Services Ltd

Central & Wales Major Project Manager
Tarmac

Assistant Flood and Coastal Risk Officer
Devon County Council

Research Engineer
Atrepo

Flood Forecasting Manager
Environment Agency

Flood Warden
EVFPA

WEM National Framework Manager
CH2M

Head of Hire & Service
Garic Limited

Project Manager
Severn Partnership

Technical Director
frog environmental ltd

Flood Resilience Program
Zurich Insurance Company

Senior Flood Risk Management Adviser
Environment Agency

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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