Practical strategies for improved flood risk management

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Brownfield Briefing, Newzeye Limited
Date:
18 Sep 2013
Location:
United Kingdom (Leeds)
Venue:
Crowne Plaza, Wellington Street

This one day flooding conference in Leeds this September will examine crucial developments in the area of flooding and risk management. With the introduction of the Flood and Water Management Act in 2010 comes a number of new roles and responsibilities for local authorities, regulators and water companies. Its implementation has also led to advances in flood protection, mapping and modelling, and crucially, of actively engaging with local communities and stakeholders.

Programme

Examining current and future regulatory guidance on flooding and flood risk management

  • Clarifying the Regulatory Backdrop
  • Opening remarks from the Chair and a look at planning and flood risk
  • Examining current and future regulatory guidance on flooding and flood risk management
  • Environment Agency perspective: Delivering the objectives of the Flood & Water Management Act – funding and resources available to local authorities
  • Water industry perspective: Outlining the work being done by water companies to improve flood risk managements

Advances in flood prediction, modelling and mapping

  • Met Office perspective: New advances in flood prediction
  • New techniques for collecting, mapping and modelling groundwater data for more accurate flood risk prediction
  • Detailing advances made in modelling and mapping surface water flooding
  • Insurance: Exploring the options for managing insurance for flood risk properties going forward and the implications of these options
  • Exploring new advances in flood protection technologies and their effective use

Stream A: Practically implementing the requirements of the Flood & Water Management Act

  • Case study: Meeting our responsibilities as a lead local flood authority under the requirements of the Flood & Water Management Act
  • Case study: Practical strategies for effectively communicating and engaging with the local community and other stakeholders
  • Examining the need for quality community engagement for Property Level Protection: Case study: Bodenham – from flood to self-sufficiency

Stream B: Balancing the demand for new housing and development with increasing flood risk

  • Effectively demonstrating the multi-functional role and benefits of SuDS to increase their likely chance of adoption and funding
  • Outlining the challenges the planning & development industry face with regards to flood risk and solutions they are finding to overcome them
  • Case studies on the planning, design and management of SuDS for effective water management and place making
  • UK & European case studies of innovative houses and flexible building & design solutions to mitigate flood risk


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Event fee

Non-subscribers: £349; Subscribers: £269; Government: £149

Target audience

Those working in flood risk, planning policy, drainage, engineering and water management.


How to register

Please email the complete booking form to the event organizer or send by mail to:

Newzeye Ltd
The Chapel
Wellington Road
London, NW10 5LJ


Keywords

Themes:
Insurance & Risk Transfer, Governance, GIS & Mapping, Economics of DRR, Water, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
United Kingdom
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