Background to the event
The UK government recently adopted the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England on 25 September 2020.
The strategy provides a general framework for action to manage coastal change and flooding from all sources. It applies to risk management authorities as identified in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. It also encourages communities and other organisations to get involved to help create climate resilient places.
The package includes:
This approach represents a major step forward in the way the UK government, along with practioners looks at planning and implementing an adaptation and mitigation plan for flood and erosion impacts.
In the spirit of Australian/Queensland practioners being aware and learning of this initiative, Flood CoP Convenor – Pet Filet – has approached UK colleagues to arrange this information sharing webinar.
Our guests to explain how the UK Government were able to accepts this bold approach and the steps along the way to make this happen are:
• Steven Trewehlla – Director Rivelin Bridge – Steven has been to Brisbane on a number of previous occasions and has recently included Queensland flood risk management efforts as part of a global comparison of governance approaches to flood risk.
In addition, I hope to have a local flood risk management colleague provide some initial observations of the contrasts between the UK and Queensland/Australian approaches.
Please register for this event
This LiveStream event on Tuesday 1 December will start at 17:00 AEST, but do come on-line any time from 16:50 AEST to see any updates or to say hello to other colleagues. The general discussion will run until 18:15 AEST. The end of the day start ensures our UK colleagues are able to join us at their sunrise!!
After you register for this event you will receive an invitation to join our Virtual Events platform – for first time users you need to visit the site prior to the event day and through quick onboarding steps align your PC or laptop with the platform. On the event day arrive in advance and freely move between small groups of 6 to 8 participants for some pre and post event networking – a great way to catch up and share your experiences.
After the event you will receive a copy of the presentation, a recording of the event and links to any key resources. A rich array of flood risk and way to build a government program is on offer – so please join us.