The Environment Agency’s prestigious Flood & Coast Excellence Awards (previously known as the Project Excellence Awards) recognise and celebrate work that manages flood and coastal risk, builds local flood resilience and takes action on climate change. We received a wide range of excellent submissions for 2020 which demonstrated real-life examples of what is possible when we apply teamwork, creativity and professionalism to meet the challenges we face across the Flood and Coastal Risk Management sector. See our 2020 winners brochure.
In the coming weeks, we will be opening the nomination period for the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2021. More information on the categories and nomination process will be shared.
Adapting for Tomorrow's Environment brings together stories from across the water and environmental management sector, highlighting the importance of rapid action and showcasing some of the latest initiatives in climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. Access the full programme for free at https://adapt4tomorrow.ciwem.org
The 'Climate emergency: global leadership on adaptation' session, chaired by Environment Agency Chair and Global Commission on Adaptation commissioner Emma Howard Boyd, will look at where the most acute challenges are being faced across the world. How are these nations and communities adapting? What can we learn from their experience? How can it be applied in the UK setting? And critically, how can we lead on climate-resilient recovery from Covid-19 and achieve our net-zero ambitions?
Creating Climate Resilient Places will feature short presentations by our host and speakers, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Topics covered during the 2 hour session include the impact of the UK's new FCERM Policy Statement and the EA's National FCERM Strategy, nature-based solutions and climate resilience, keeping communities at the heart of our approaches and how land use planning can adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
We are extremely pleased to announce Town and Country Planning Association Policy Director Hugh Ellis as our esteemed host for the first digital session, Creating climate resilient places, taking place on 13 October.
Hugh’s responsibilities at the TCPA include leading on policy development, and briefings and engagement with central governments and politicians. In 2018 he led the secretariat for the Raynsford Review setting out a blue print for a new planning system in England.
Flood and Coast and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) are pleased to announce a brand-new video series being produced by ASN Media in support of the Flood and Coast Digital Series.
ASN Media are already hard at work producing a news style programme in partnership with CIWEM titled ‘Adapting for Tomorrow's Environment’, due to launch in December 2020 (more information here). Additionally, ASN Media will produce a series of short videos focused around the themes for Flood and Coast 2020 that will be filmed using remote techniques and presented by a reporter from a studio. It will capture some of the key talking points of the conference and explore the biggest challenges facing the FCERM sector in preparation for COP26.
If you’re interested in contributing towards this series please contact Max Smith, Director at ASN Media at email@example.com.
For media enquiries, contact Jane Boland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has partnered with ASN Media to produce a news and current affairs programme about the role of water and environmental management professionals in developing solutions to the climate and ecological emergency.
Presented by Tom Heap (BBC News, Countryfile, Panorama), the programme will feature interviews and special reports from across the water and environmental management sector that take a multidisciplinary approach to climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience.
“CIWEM is centrally placed as a multidisciplinary knowledge hub to facilitate many of the solutions to the climate and ecological emergency. As the importance of delivering together increases, so does the need to share successes. This exciting partnership with ASN Media enables CIWEM to ensure these stories reach broarder audiences,” said Terry Fuller, Chief Executive of CIWEM.
With governments around the world declaring climate emergencies, CIWEM is clear that bodies at all levels of society must factor adaptation and resilience into their management and development programmes. CIWEM recognises the necessity for environmental professionals and decision makers to develop greater trust with the communities that bear the brunt of the crisis humankind faces from global overheating, extreme weather events and wildlife loss.
‘Adapting for Tomorrow's Environment’ will highlight the work of leaders and organisations advancing the latest initiatives in climate adaptation whilst maintaining the application of scientific rigour and impartiality. The programme will promote professionalism and technical leadership whilst raising awareness and inspiring the next generation of environmental professionals.
Max Smith, Director, ASN Media said, “As our planet faces unprecedented challenges, there’s never been a more important time to broadcast the important work underway to support a sustainable future. We’re excited to engage with CIWEM and professionals throughout the water and environmental management sector to tell those stories.”
‘Adapting for Tomorrow's Environment’ will launch in December during the Flood and Coast 2020 webinar series (a CIWEM event produced in partnership with the Environment Agency). It will then be promoted through an extensive digital marketing and communications campaign to the wider environmental sector, including CIWEM members and partners, government, industry and academia.
Organisations interested in contributing should contact Max Smith of ASN Media at email@example.com.
For media enquiries, contact Jane Boland at firstname.lastname@example.org.