Flood & Coast 2021

Date: 28th June - 1st July 2021

Location: Online

Flood and Coast is a unique event that attracts exhibitors, speakers and visitors from around the world to advance the debate about the impacts of climate change on flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM). 

Produced by CIWEM in partnership with the Environment Agency, the event brings together professionals across the FCERM community to discuss innovative ways of working together and with the communities most affected by flooding and coastal erosion in today’s changing climate.

Following the success of the 2020 digital series, the 2021 Flood and Coast conference and expo is going virtual this year! The four-day virtual event will be held on the 28 June – 1 July 2021. 

Each day will be fully packed with interactive sessions, live exhibition booths, and networking opportunities for the FCERM community to unite online and engage with other stakeholders before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). 

Themes

Day 1 | Mon, 28 Jun: Delivering Together

Collaboration is at the heart of recent strategies and policy development on FCERM, reflecting the complexity of flooding and the range of responsible and wider stakeholder organisations. Sessions on day 1 will explore lessons and challenges from recent flood events and the compounding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on response and recovery. How can we further build social resilience and what role can digital technologies and community support frameworks including faith networks play in doing so?

 Day 2 | Tue, 29 Jun: Future skills, knowledge and tools / A nation resilient to climate change

As climate change exacerbates flood risk over coming decades we will need a range of innovations to skillsets, approaches, tools and people to manage this effectively. Through hydraulics, modelling and forecasting, as well as nature-based solutions we will showcase the latest approaches in two parallel sessions. Women in FCERM will celebrate the achievements and leadership of women in the sector and we will learn lessons from how the five nations are tackling climate change.

 Day 3 | Wed, 30 Jun: Creating green and sustainable places

Optimising resilience means considering a range of sustainability factors and working these into the places we live and work, reflecting local needs and priorities and delivering them at a range of scales. Planning for this resilience and delivering it needs strong leadership, allied to robust delivery. How can we achieve this as effectively as possible, including through interventions such as property flood resilience and sustainable drainage?

Day 4 | Thu, 1 Jul: Adaptive planning and thought leadership

Adaptive planning allows local places to make the right decisions at the right time and effective planning for long-term change can lead to real transformation when thinking is done at both a policy and local community level. The next generation has new angles about the climate change adaptation priorities for COP26 . If you had your moment on the stage at COP26 what would you say?

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