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Climate Resilient Communities Conference

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Partner Event to be held on 28 January 2016, 09:15 to 16:30
Innovation Birmingham, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB

The Climate Resilient Communities Conference showcased best practice from around the country with regards to implementing successful community resilient schemes. Empowering communities and providing mechanisms for them to deal with the consequences of extreme weather is becoming a more and more popular approach, as the resource burden on both the communities and the relevant authorities is reduced considerably.  Results are often more effective when the community can have a direct say and influence in the interventions that need to occur in specific locations.

This conference explored where communities had benefited from such approaches, as well as provided the background as to why all of this is important.  It showcased local and national case studies, an included a Flood Hub session and a series of opportunities to interact.

Speakers included the National Flood Forum, Environment Agency, Hampshire Local Resilience Forum, Chair of the Flood Protection Group at the Property Care Association, University of the West of England, University of Birmingham and Staffordshire County Council’s Flood Risk Management team.

This full-day workshop was for members of Local Resilience Forums, emergency services and local authority Flood Risk Managers, Emergency Planners, Risk Managers, Sustainability / Climate Change Officers and public health officers.

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