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At "Flood Risk Management: Managing Extreme Weather", the agenda will explore how to best prepare for the increasing frequency of floods and adverse weather conditions, and expert speakers will discuss options for investment and flood risk insurance after the Statement of Principles expires. This conference will offer practical advice and guidance to prepare, respond to and recover from future flood emergencies and extreme weather.
Lead local flood authorities have responsibility for developing a local flood risk management strategy for their area, covering local sources of flooding. In order to meet the challenges of flood prevention and climate change, greater cohesion in public and private partnerships must be significantly developed. Understanding how flood-hit areas have developed their resilience and response strategies can help aid future recoveries, and help develop robust plans for managing adverse weather conditions. With the Statement of Principles due to expire at the end of July, thousands of homes and businesses could be without affordable insurance cover (the agreement obliges industry to offer flood insurance as part of standard policies at reasonable rates). To replace, a new not-for-profit scheme called Flood Re has been proposed. What will this mean for areas at high risk for flooding, and how will the funding shortfall be met? With budgets stretched, how can we continue to provide the skills, resources and capacity to deal effectively with flooding and extreme weather conditions?
There will be no ticketing system for these sessions and admission will be on a first come, first served basis on the day. The registration desk will be open to delegates from 8:30am until 9:20am on the morning of 30th October 2013. Please see the programme for all other timings.