03 Mar
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Flood & Coast 2017: Last Call for Community Flood Action Groups

The Environment Agency is inviting all Community Flood Groups to join them for the largest debate on Flood and Coastal Erosion in the UK.

Flood and Coast Exhibition and Conference is convened by the Environment Agency and supported by the National Flood Forum. The event will take place at the Telford International Centre, 28-30 March 2017 and will host 1500 fellow professionals and groups to exchange a broad range of perspectives on innovation and best practices in Flood and Coastal Risk Management.

Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director, Flood and Coastal Risk Management at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Advisory Committee, said: “Community flood groups and local authorities see the whole picture of what affects an area from planning policy through to emergency response and community support. They provide the link between individuals in the community and are often the first point of contact.”

The exhibition and a series of seminars aimed at Community Flood Groups and local authorities are free to attend for all. There is also an in-depth technical conference running alongside the event.

Free seminars include:

  • Community Flood Groups in their own words
  • Working with us to manage local flood risk
  • Innovations in Data, Products and Technology
  • Community Flood Risk Planning – What Can We Offer?
  • People at risk and how can they get involved?
  • Working with communities at risk: The Research
  • Health and Flooding
  • Business and Flooding
  • Supply Chain Briefing: Government Sector

Grant Collier, spokesman for the event said: “We would encourage all community groups to join the event, listen to the free seminars on what can be done and share ideas with the Environment Agency”.

To register for the event. For further information see www.floodandcoast.com