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28 Jun - 01 Jul 2021

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8-10 December 2020

Telford International Centre, UK

Programme

Flood and Coast 2021 Conference and Expo |28 June – 1 July 2021

Conference themes

Day 1 | Mon, 28 Jun: Delivering Together

Collaboration is at the heart of recent strategies and policy development on FCERM, reflecting the complexity of flooding and the range of responsible and wider stakeholder organisations. Sessions on day 1 will explore lessons and challenges from recent flood events and the compounding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on response and recovery. How can we further build social resilience and what role can digital technologies and community support frameworks including faith networks play in doing so?

Day 2 | Tue, 29 Jun: Future skills, knowledge and tools / A nation resilient to climate change

As climate change exacerbates flood risk over coming decades we will need a range of innovations to skillsets, approaches, tools and people to manage this effectively. Through hydraulics, modelling and forecasting, as well as nature-based solutions we will showcase the latest approaches in two parallel sessions. Women in FCERM will celebrate the achievements and leadership of women in the sector and we will learn lessons from how the five nations are tackling climate change.

Day 3 | Wed, 30 Jun: Creating green and sustainable places

Optimising resilience means considering a range of sustainability factors and working these into the places we live and work, reflecting local needs and priorities and delivering them at a range of scales. Planning for this resilience and delivering it needs strong leadership, allied to robust delivery. How can we achieve this as effectively as possible, including through interventions such as property flood resilience and sustainable drainage?

Day 4 | Thu, 1 Jul: Adaptive planning and thought leadership

Adaptive planning allows local places to make the right decisions at the right time and effective planning for long-term change can lead to real transformation when thinking is done at both a policy and local community level. The next generation has new angles about the climate change adaptation priorities for COP26. If you had your moment on the stage at COP26 what would you say?

Programme

Each day will be fully packed with interactive sessions, live exhibition booths, and networking opportunities, with the audience addressing some of the most important issues in FCERM.

You can choose to purchase a delegate pass to attend the whole conference (VIP access to all sessions, networking and expo areas) or book one-day tickets to attend the sessions of most interest to you.

Visitor passes are also available for those interested in accessing the networking and expo areas only. There will be several opportunities throughout the day where visitors can interact with other delegates (in the morning, during the comfort and lunch breaks, as well as in the afternoon).

Delivering Together:
Monday 28th June

Morning Sessions

  1. 09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome to Flood & Coast 2021 (Networking open)
  2. 09:30-10:30 | Flooding in a global pandemic: lessons and experiences for creating a resilient nation
  3. 10:30-10:45 | Break (Networking open)
  4. 10:45 - 11:45 | Building social resilience through effective community partnerships
  5. 11:45 -12:00 | Break (Networking open)

Afternoon Sessions

  1. 12:00 - 13:00 | Faith on the frontline
  2. 13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch break (Expo open)
  3. 14:00 - 15:00 | Digital hack: building a digital community of FCERM practice
  4. 15:00 - 15:30 | Wrap up
  5. 15:30 - 17:00 | Networking and Expo

Future skills, knowledge and tools & A nation resilient to climate change :
Tuesday 29th June

Morning Sessions

  1. 09:00 - 09:30 | Morning networking
  2. 09:30 - 10: 30 | Delivering FCERM schemes effectively in partnership
  3. 09:30 - 10: 30 | Perspectives on climate resilience: experience from the 5 nations
  4. 10:30 - 10:45 | Break (Networking open)
  5. 10:45 - 11:45 |  Women in FCERM
  6. 10:45 - 11:45 |  Evolving to a more resilient future at the coast
  7. 11:45 - 12:00 | Break (Networking open)

Afternoon Sessions

  1. 12:00 -13:00 | Innovations in flood modelling and forecasting
  2. 12:00 -13:00 | Reducing multi-source flood risk & the role of asset management
  3. 13:00- 14:00 | Lunch break (Expo open)
  4. 14:00 - 15:00 | Understanding water: innovation in hydrology and hydraulics
  5. 14:00 - 15:00 | Managing flood risk and building resilience through nature
  6. 15:00 - 15:30 | Wrap up
  7. 15:30 - 17:00 | Networking and Expo

Creating green and sustainable places:
Wednesday 30th June

Morning Sessions

  1. 09:00 - 09:30 | Morning networking
  2. 09:30 - 10: 30 | Local leadership on FCERM and climate change
  3. 10:30 - 10:45 | Break (Networking open)
  4. 10:45 - 11:45 | Meeting our ambition for flood resilient homes and businesses
  5. 11:45 - 12:00 | Break (Networking open)

Afternoon Sessions

  1. 12:00 -13:00 | Planning for climate change (in partnership with TCPA)
  2. 13:00- 14:00 | Lunch break (Expo open)
  3. 14:00 - 15:00 | SuDs: Mainstreaming multifunctionality in sustainable drainage
  4. 15:00 - 15:30 | Wrap up
  5. 15:30 - 17:00 | Networking and Expo
  6. 18:00 - 19:00 | Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2021

Adaptive planning and thought leadership:
Thursday 01st July

Morning Sessions

  1. 09:00 - 09:30 | Morning networking
  2. 09:30 - 10:30 | The race to resilience: next generation climate change adaptation priorities for COP26
  3. 10:30 - 10:45 | Break (Networking open)
  4. 10:45 - 11:45 | Thought leadership - Part 1
  5. 11:45 - 12:00 | Break (Networking open)

Afternoon Sessions

  1. 12:00 -13:00 | Thought leadership - Part 2
  2. 13:00- 14:00 | Lunch break (Expo open)
  3. 14:00 - 15:00 | Closing Plenary | The time for adaptation
  4. 15:00 - 17:00 | Networking and Expo

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