The UK has undergone some of the most devastating damage from inland flooding and coastal erosion in the past three or four years and the Environment Agency has again convened what will be the largest thought leadership conference and exhibition in the UK.
The event will take place from 28-30 March at the Telford International Centre and will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including water and utility companies, local authorities, civil engineers, infrastructure owners, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups, flood research consultants and universities from across the country.
Clare Dinnis Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency said about the event “No one body can provide a fully rounded response to flood risk management. Local flood authorities, the Environment Agency, other risk management authorities and our partners all have a part to play. As do the communities and businesses who face the risk. We want to bring the whole flood and coast risk management community together to hear from one another, learn from each other and share perspectives. It is only by listening to those who suffer from flooding that we can truly understand the devastating impacts that we are trying to reduce.”
Flood and Coast 2017 will share the latest ideas and showcase up to the minute flood defence solutions to help prevent future flooding for local authorities and stakeholders. There will be over 100 senior Environment Agency personnel present at the event. The key areas that the event will cover include; Coastal flooding and erosion – with over 1 million properties at risk from coastal flooding by 2030, Flood Alleviation and Water Management, Emergency Planning, Infrastructure and Cities, Modelling and Forecasting, Partnerships, and People and Communities.
It’s free to attend the exhibition, you can register online.
If you’re visiting the event be sure to stop by and see us on stand B70, to talk about our Self Activating Flood Barrier, One Man Operational Flood Gates, Steel Security Fire & Flood Doors, and all of the projects we’ve been working on the past year. Our Design Technicians will be on hand throughout the 3 day event.
If you’d like to make a specific appointment please call us on 01905 773282 or drop us an email & we’ll set aside a convenient time to meet up.
For the full programme or further information on Flood and Coast 2017 see www.floodandcoast.com