A three-day programme of workshop, debate and panel sessions, tailored to the topics selected by the Environment Agency and industry advisory panel, will be accompanied by “lunch and learns”, product presentations and new networking opportunities on the exhibition floor.
Responding to the overarching themes of risk, resilience and response, the three-day conference comprises 30 main sessions addressing FCRM, combining the latest thinking with the innovative approaches being delivered on the ground. The event broadens its appeal with the addition of sessions on major infrastructure, as well as the impacts of global climate change.
The main topics selected by the Environment Agency and industry advisory committee include:
- Modelling and forecasting
- Policy and strategy: the direction of travel in UK FCRM
- Best practices and lessons learnt from UK, European and international perspectives
- Major infrastructure and asset management – economics, funding, collaboration
- Scheme delivery
- FCRM communications
- What makes a good flood alleviation scheme?
- Resilience and incident management.
- A strand running throughout the entire event is inspiring the next generation of graduates and recent engineers
Speakers represent the Environment Agency, local authorities, IDBs, consultancies, contractors, major infrastructure owners, water companies, and universities. They will present at the conference in a variety of formats, including panel debates, formal presentations and posters.
Exhibitors at the event include specialists from across the entire supply chain delivering technology and solutions. Early bookings were received from industry leaders such as Royal HaskoningDHV, Van Oord, Volker Stevin/Boskalis/Atkins, CH2M, HR Wallingford, Mackley, BAMNuttall, AECOM/Capita, Jeremy Benn/JN Bentley and Arup.