After considerable discussion and research, we have taken the decision to transform our 2020 event from a face to face event into a series of four digital sessions tackling some of the major challenges of our time. The sessions will run from October 2020, up to our in-person event in Telford confirmed for 29th June – 1st July 2021. You can book each session in the series separately using the links below.
Session 1 - Creating climate resilient places
13 OCT 2020 | 09:30 - 11:30
This session will showcase both the government’s new Flood policy statement and the Environment Agency’s FCERM Strategy, setting out the ambitions over the coming decades. You will hear about the vital role nature based solutions will play in this, as well as how communities will be at the heart of the new approach as we face more extreme weather. The session will also consider the role of land use planning, which is so instrumental in shaping the places we live and work.
Session 2 - Climate emergency: global leadership on adaptation
09 DEC 2020 | 09:30 - 11:30
Hosted by Environment Agency Chair and Global Commission on Adaptation commissioner Emma Howard Boyd, this session 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?
Session 3 - The new era of digital innovation in FCERM
03 FEB 2021 | 09:30 - 11:30
The way we communicate, use and receive information is constantly changing and the Coronavirus Pandemic has shown this. We will explore how can we embrace social media, digital transformation and make our industry more responsive and efficient through the use of technology.
We will also explore tools which help to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and how digital engineering has been enhanced through technology.
Session 4 - Broadening innovative investment in FCERM
14 APR 2021 | 09:30 - 11:30
This session will explore the practical application of new and innovative funding solutions, including green finance initiatives within FCERM. It will highlight how financial partnerships can make a real different to managing the effects of climate change on flood and coastal erosion.
Current and emerging practical case studies will be shared and we will explore how partnerships can identify financial efficiencies and innovative funding solutions.
The payment system is supported by PayPal, but you don't necessarily need a PayPal account and can make the payment using your debit or credit card. Once registration has closed, successful registrants will receive a separate email with joining instructions, including the access link and password.