Floodcom.eu Conference – Invitation to register

Friday 11 July 2014

Floodcom.eu Conference – Invitation to register

As we have experienced one of the wettest winters on record in Europe, flooding has become a key issue for communities, politicians and industry professionals.

We invite you to our day conference where we will share best practice on flood alleviation:

Wednesday 24 September 2014, Antwerp, Belgium

Floodcom has been working on providing innovative flood alleviation schemes as part of a three year European INTERREG IV 2Mers Seas Zeeën project involving five partners from four European Countries: Essex County Council (UK), Chelmsford City Council (UK), Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (Belgium), Institution Interdepartementale des Wateringues (France), City of Breda (Netherlands). 

The project promotes positive water management in lowland areas facing climate change by building innovative flood alleviation schemes and updating central water monitoring systems and also includes the production and implementation of an education pack for use in schools.

 Why attend?

  • Find out how to harness investment to adapt communities against the flooding impacts of climate change.
  • Explore innovative ways to mitigate flooding and water management techniques.
  • Discover how to engage with communities using educational materials in schools.
  • Enjoy valuable networking opportunities with professionals in your field.
  • Receive two unique project toolkits.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Tom Maris – Researcher, University of Antwerp,

Nicolas Bauduceau -Technical and Scientific Director, European Center for Flood Risk Prevention (CEPRI)

Rosanna Briggs - Deputy County Emergency Planning Officer, Essex County Council

Mary Dhonau - Community Engagement Officer, MDA Community Flood Consultants

Gianluca Ferreri– Project Officer, INTERREG IVA 2 Seas

Interactive and informative afternoon workshops will address key learning points and practical advice gained from the Floodcom innovative flood alleviation projects, including a toolkit to take away.

Visit www.floodcom.eu/conference to find out more, download the conference programme and register your attendance.

Please forward this email to other professionals who you feel would be interested in this event.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September!

Essex County Council, Lead Partner on behalf of the Floodcom Project