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Creating a Flood Resilient Nation

  • Central London London (map)

Ensuring UK flood preparedness in a changing climate

A Public Policy Exchange event.

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

Programme

09:30  

Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:15  

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

10:30  

Panel Session One:
Is Britain Flood Prepared?: Examining the Major Components of the National Flood Resilience Framework

  • Assessing the Flood Resilience Review 2016: Reflecting on the benefits and missed opportunities of the 2016 review

  • Building a Long-term Vision: Examining to what extent the 25-Year Environment Plan represents a robust and long-term strategy for building UK flood resilience

  • Examining UK Flood Risk Assessment: Generating improved models for anticipating future flood events

  • Realising the Broader Benefits: Embedding a flood resilience strategy that supports wider environmental policy ambitions

11:15  

Morning Coffee Break

11:30  

Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One

12:30  

Networking Lunch

13:30  

Panel Session Two:
Forward Thinking: Enhancing flood resilience through innovation, collaboration and partnership

  • Forward Thinking: What challenges are next to enhance flood resilience management and what solutions can help us prepare?

  • Better Outcomes Through Innovation: How innovation can deliver multiple benefits and better outcomes for flood resilience management

  • Better Outcomes Through Collaboration: How to drive engagement and partnership between local government, communities and businesses

  • Better Outcomes Through Technology: How technology, such as drones, can capture effective data to drive up standards of flood resilience

  • Better Outcomes Through Partnerships: How partnerships between SMEs and Local Government can aide flood protection and a town’s recovery from flooding 

14:15  

Afternoon Coffee Break

14:30  

Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel Two

15:30  

Chair's Summary and Closing Comments

15:40  

Networking Reception

16:30  

Close

Earlier Event: February 7
Soil & Food Security conference