- 1st March 2021
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: News
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is convening a conference on 3 and 4 March 2021 focusing on Flood Resilience.
With varied speakers from academia, the public sector and commercial businesses, the sessions will focus on how the UK can cope with the more frequent and severe flooding that climate change is projected to bring, and also consider how stakeholders can work together better to strengthen our national flood resilience.
Rachel Brisley, JBA’s Head of Climate Services, will be leading the first session after the keynote speech on 3 March, with her talk focusing on ‘Outlook, impact and changes – what’s the bigger picture for UK flooding?’
She will provide an overview of current and future projected flood risk; detail key insights regarding the impact of flooding for our economy, society and environment; highlight how the nature of flooding is changing with climate change and set out why we need a new approach to enhance our resilience to flooding.
I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at such a high profile conference and am looking forward to the talks and follow on discussions addressing a range of issues. Building our resilience to the impacts of climate change, including flooding, is the responsibility of all of us, not just government departments and the more we talk and collaborate, the more effective our responses should be.
Want to know more?
You can find more information about the RICS Flood Resilience conference on the RICS webpage.