Creating a Flood Resilient Nation

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Date(s) - 14/02/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

De Vere Holborn Bars


As the Environment Agency prepares its new national strategy on flood defence, stakeholders from across central and local government, flood risk experts and advocacy groups will assess existing provisions to mitigate the effects of flooding and develop new strategies to manage future risk. As well as gaining a unique perspective on the macro policy challenges surrounding national flood resilience, delegates will also consider the challenges faced by local communities and the role of local authorities in building a cohesive national policy apparatus.

Delegates will:

  • Produce priorities for the 2019 Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management national strategy
  • Scrutinise existing Government provisions for flood risk management including the National Flood Risk Assessment 2016
  • Consider existing ways of modelling flood risk and how to improve methodology
  • Explore the contributions of the 25-Year Environment Plan and generate priorities for a long-term vision for national flood resilience
  • Generate methods of securing broader environmental gains through sophisticated flood resilience provisions
  • Consider the impact that new and emerging technologies can have on delivering effective and affordable flood resilience strategies
  • Assess the ‘Flood Re’ programme and create robust methods of insuring those most at risk of severe flooding
  • Determine creative strategies which can educate communities and the public about flood risk and encourage reasonable independent steps toward embedding flood resilience

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