Flood & Coast 2019 Conference and exhibition takes place on 18-20 June 2019 once again at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire, UK. ADA is delighted to be one of the prominent organisations within the flood risk management community that are supporting the event.
Flood and Coast is a unique event that advances the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM), resilience and response between government bodies and local authorities with business, major infrastructure and asset managers, as well as affected communities.
Convened by our members – the Environment Agency, the event brings together the specialists in the supply chain that deliver technology and solutions to control the increasing risk of flood and rising sea levels around our coasts to spread best practice, discuss new ways of working and to deliver excellence in FCERM.
A three-day programme of workshops, presentations and panel sessions will feature over 150 speakers, addressing the key themes of shared ownership and action, building resilience and future challenges and innovation.
The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to meet with providers of flood and coastal risk management solutions and services.
To ensure the event meets the needs of the full FCERM supply chain, we have again appointed an advisory committee – a group of industry leaders representing the wide range of FCERM stakeholder groups and headed up by Mark Garratt, Deputy Director Business Implementation & Skills at the Environment Agency.
Mark explains why Flood & Coast has a unique offering:
“It is a really crucial time for flooding and coastal erosion risk management. We are already seeing the effects of a changing climate with more extreme rainfall events, flash flooding and sea level rise. Floods can destroy lives, livelihoods and communities, but we know that by working together, we can do something about it! That’s why Flood & Coast is so important. It creates the opportunity for different organisations, sectors and communities to get together and think big, learn, innovate and work together on all the things we can do, large or small, to build a truly resilient nation.”
Flood & Coast 2019 will also host a gala dinner on 19 June, where the winners of this year’s Project Excellence Awards will be announced.