FINAL CALL FOR DELEGATES TO SIGN UP FOR FLOOD ALLEVIATION CONFERENCE

FINAL CALL FOR DELEGATES TO SIGN UP FOR FLOOD ALLEVIATION CONFERENCE 

Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014

Place: Lindner Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium

Time: 9:30 – 17:30

Subject: Floodcom - Sharing Best Practice in Flood Alleviation

With an aim to share best practice on flood alleviation, Floodcom, a European-funded initiative involving five partners across four European countries, is holding a one-day conference for industry professionals. Covering topics of climate change, social impact of floods and responses to flooding, the event will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Will global change, change the ecology of our estuaries?
    Tom Maris, Researcher, University of Antwerp
  • What are the new challenges for flood risk management in Europe?
    Nicolas Bauduceau, Technical and Scientific Director, European Centre for Flood Risk Prevention (CEPRI)
  • Coordination and response to a major flood event
    Rosanna Briggs, Deputy County Emergency Planning Officer, Essex County Council
  • What it is like to be flooded and the long lasting effect it has on both individuals and communities
    Mary Dhonau, Community Engagement Officer, MDA Community Flood Consultants
  • The EU and Climate change: the role of the Interreg V A 2 Seas
    Gianluca Ferreri, Project Officer, INTERREG IVA 2 Seas

In addition to advice from industry experts, visitors will be able to join in with interactive and informative afternoon workshops that will address key learning points and give practical advice gained from the Floodcom innovative flood alleviation projects.

For a full agenda and registration please visit: http://www.floodcom.eu/conference.

Floodcom has been working on providing innovative flood alleviation schemes as part of a three-year European INTERREG IV 2Mers Seas Zeeën project involving its five partners across four European countries: from the UK, Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council; from Belgium, Waterweegen en Zeekanaal NV, in Antwerp; from France IIW, in St Omer; and in the Netherlands, the City of Breda. 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.

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For further information on this release contact Sue Wilcock on +44 (0) 1473 213000 or sue@trebuchetcreative.co.uk