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Last Call for Community Flood Action Groups

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

The event will take place in response to some of the worst flooding the country has seen in recent years 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 an important link with individuals and are often the first point of contact with those affected the most.”

Grant Collier spokesman for the event said: “This is one of the few opportunities for all those in the community that witness the devastating impact of flood and coastal erosion that wish to do something about it, to engage with the Environment Agency and hear what can be done.”

A series of seminars aimed at Community Flood Groups and an exhibition 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
  • 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
  • Innovations in Data, Products and Technology

The event takes place centrally located in the country to appeal to all – The Telford International Centre, 28-30 March 2017. To register or see the preview visit www.floodandcoast.com

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