Location: Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
Our job is to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. We manage the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea and take a strategic overview of others’ work to manage risk of flooding from all sources.
Our stand showcases the breadth of our work – from developing major assets to including natural flood management, from building resilience by working with communities to partnership emergency response. We will also be displaying vehicles we use during flood incidents, including our state of the art Incident Command Vehicle, alongside temporary flood defences.
Come and explore the new flood forecasting system or see how our latest Open Data resources, including Flood Map for planning can help you understand flood risk. We also have a table top model demonstrating catchment flood dynamics and will be showing time-lapse and overview videos of some of our major flood risk schemes.
Incident Command Vehicle
The Environment Agency’s Incident Command Vehicle can be sent to any part of the country at a moment’s notice. It acts as a mobile incident room, providing support where it’s needed most. With roof mounted CCTV it sends live pictures back to the National Incident Room and is connected to our computer network providing communications, organisational and mapping capabilities.
With an external facing screen we can also share important information with the public. In addition we are showing one of our Land Rovers and one of our Welfare Vehicles that look after our staff during prolonged events.