Climate Resilience and Extreme Incidents

Date: 30th April 2019

Location: Coin Street Conference Centre, London

In the decade since the UK’s landmark Climate Change Act came into force there has been significant progress to our understanding of future changes in frequency and magnitude of extreme weather-related incidents. Yet buildings, places, people and infrastructure remain vulnerable, and there are significant impacts when disruption occurs.

Stark warnings from the IPCC, Committee on Climate Change, National Infrastructure Assessment and UKCP18 on the inevitable changes to our climate system including increases to extreme rainfall, droughts and coastal water levels and associated risks alongside recent incidents have driven action, however, these have often been focused on the short-term and not strategically prioritised to result in effective improvement in key areas.

This conference will provide an up to date picture of the preparedness for a range of extreme incidents including flooding, freeze-thaw and drought, the lessons learnt from government, critical infrastructure providers and a wide range of other stakeholders from recent events and provide a longer-term view towards the requirements for resilience to our critical infrastructure and communities.

- Understand how infrastructure providers are improving their own resilience to extreme incidents

- Hear about good practice and the wide range of vulnerable assets to be protected

- Discuss the key lessons learned from recent events

- Learn how key infrastructure providers can engage effectively with communities as part of managing risk

- Debate priorities for future action to build resilience beyond the scope current policy

Contact events@ciwem.org for further information or Book now

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