Convened by:

20-22 March 2018

Telford International Centre, UK

Awards Categories

Your submissions should set out how the project contributes to the Environment Agency’s aims and should identify examples of best practice that may be applied on other projects.

The submission should be clear, concise and readily understood by someone from a non-technical background who is not familiar with your project. It should also demonstrate good teamwork and partnership working.

1. Programme and Project Delivery

A PROJECT TO BE PROUD OF

Projects, or programmes of work, nominated in this category, including construction and temporary works should demonstrate the application of programme and project management best practice to ensure the efficient and effective delivery and explain the benefits provided.

2. Working in Partnership

TOGETHER WE DELIVERED MORE

To recognise excellent local partnership action to enhance community and household flood risk management and preparedness.

3. Asset Management

DOING THE ROUTINE BRILLIANTLY

To recognise best practice in routine maintenance and emergency works to existing assets (e.g. including embankments, pumping stations, barrages, river and channel maintenance works, coastal defences, water control structures, culverts and pipes, SuDs and surface water systems). This category also includes management of any other assets, for example hydraulic models and data systems.

4. Leading Innovation

BRIGHT IDEAS

Identifying and implementing new ways of meeting challenges to deliver projects better, quicker, more safely or more efficiently.

5. Efficiency

MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY £

Recognising any work that has made a major contribution to delivering more outcomes, including demonstrating multiple benefits, for less money.

6. Sustainability

HOW SMALL IS YOUR FOOTPRINT / LEAVING A LEGACY

Projects in this category should demonstrate how they have managed resources sustainably. This will include evidence of measures for carbon reduction, use of resources and materials, effective management of waste and routine operational and end-of-life considerations.

7. Community Leadership

WE’RE ALL PLAYING OUR PART

To recognise community level action and inspiring communication to improve local resilience, including planning for flooding and generating new and innovative sources of investment. Submissions should be supported by a range of recommendations from across the partners and communities involved.

8. International Excellence

NEW CATEGORY!

Projects in this category should demonstrate work completed outside of the United Kingdom contributing to any of the wider categories above.

9. Inspirational Graduate of the Last Decade

NEW CATEGORY!

This year we will be launching a new award for individuals within the first 10 years of their career who have taken a key role in any work contributing to any of the wider categories above. Nominations for the “Inspirational Graduate of the Last Decade” award should be made in writing by e mail to the Flood & Coast 2018 team, FloodandCoast@environment-agency.gov.uk, detailing the reasons for the nomination in no more than 500 words.

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