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2-4 June 2020

Telford International Centre, UK


The Flood & Coast conference programme 2020 is coming soon.

If you have any questions please contact us. In the meantime, check out the 2019 programme below.


Conference Programme 2019:

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 - valuing & working with the natural environment
  4. Can flood investment be a driver for planning growth & regeneration?
  5. Next Generation workshop
  6. What does great community leadership look like & what do communities need from others?

Afternoon Sessions

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

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. Implementing the ambition of the 25YEP for a climate resilient society
  4. A national FCERM strategy that sets the vision for 2100: 5 nations panel - infrastructure resilience
  5. Future asset management & investment
  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. Delivering climate change resilience through collaborative projects
  3. Planning, development & flood risk
  4. Project soundbites - protecting 300,000 homes, lessons learned
  5. Coastal workshop - maximising opportunities for growth & regeneration
  6. Women in FCERM - networking session
  7. Exploring how we could pay for flood risk management in the future
  8. The hidden system - delivering effective water drainage infrastructure
  9. Natural environment - embedding & realising the benefits of improving our natural infrastructure

Conference Day 3:
Thursday 20th June

Morning Sessions

  1. Plenary Session: Shaping the future today together - nations of climate champions
  2. Incident preparedness
  3. Let's get digital! Data innovations & opportunities
  4. An industry fit for the future - skills
  5. A national FCERM strategy that sets out the vision to 2100 - effective communications for behaviour change

Afternoon Sessions

  1. Future project & programme delivery
  2. Climate resilience panel - time to act
  3. Digital Flood Dragons - Pitch to Prototype
  4. How exercising can improve the health of our emergency plans

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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