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18-20 June 2019

Telford International Centre, UK

2019 Conference Programme


There is an extensive programme of conference sessions, interactive workshops and panel discussions sessions featuring top class industry speakers throughout the three days. There are a number of free conference sessions running each day (highlighted in blue) and the exhibition is free of charge to all registered attendees. Attendance at the other sessions is for conference delegates only. 

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Conference Day 1:
Tuesday 18th June

Morning Sessions

  1. Plenary session: A climate resilient nation: a shared vision to 2100
  2. Panel session: Climate change - how do we overcome the physical, political & societal barriers to meet the challenge
  3. Flood risk & the 25YEP - valuing & working with the natural environment
  4. What does great community leadership look like & what do communities need from others?
  5. Can flood investment be a driver for planning regeneration?
  6. Next Generation workshop

Afternoon Sessions

  1. Climate change challenge - exploring adaptive pathways to resilience
  2. Awareness & preparedness - ensuring our flood warnings & risk assessments are fit for the future
  3. What next for the Defra Property Flood Resilience roundtable?
  4. The economic impacts of flood - understanding the impacts to drive resilience
  5. Next Generation workshop
  6. A national FCERM strategy that sets the vision for 2100 - the importance of place-based development planning
  7. Pathfinder Projects - doing it differently & new ways of working
  8. Global expertise, global challenge - working, learning & sharing internationally
  9. The role of business in a flood resilient economy - business leaders panel

Conference Day 2:
Wednesday 19th June

Morning Sessions

  1. Plenary session: Today's infrastructure resilient in tomorrow's climate
  2. Flood risk projects - enabling growth & regeneration
  3. Natural environment - embedding & realising the benefits of improving our natural infrastructure
  4. A national FCERM strategy that sets the vision for 2100 - 5 nations panel & workshop
  5. How would a standards-based approach work for FCERM & public infrastructure?
  6. LGA Coastal SIG AGM (by invitation only)

Afternoon Sessions

  1. In conversation with Nick Crane, BBC Coast & Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency
  2. Coastal workshop
  3. Strategic flood risk assessments - sharing best practice
  4. Delivering climate change resilience through collaborative projects
  5. Project soundbites - protecting 300,000 homes, lessons learned
  6. Women in FCERM - networking session
  7. How do we pay for FCERM?
  8. Implementing the ambition of the 25YEP for a climate resilient society
  9. The hidden system - delivering effective water drainage infrastructure

Conference Day 3:
Thursday 20th June

Morning Sessions

  1. Plenary Session: Shaping the future today together
  2. An industry fit for the future - skills workshop
  3. Future project & programme delivery - including Environment Agency Next Generation Supplier Agreements
  4. Incident preparedness
  5. Let's get digital - future technology for FCERM discovery

Afternoon Sessions

  1. Incident exercise
  2. Climate resilience panel - time to act
  3. A national FCERM strategy that sets out the vision to 2100 - effective communications for behaviour change
  4. Let's get digital - future technology for FCERM discovery

Information displayed about the conference programme is as accurate as possible but the organisers reserve the right to change the programme without notice.

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