Risk, resilience and response in a changing climate

Building on last year’s central theme of partnership, this year’s Flood and Coast conference focused on how we work together to manage the challenges of the future.

The future of flood risk

Postcard from the future
Postcard from the future

Every day at the conference the ‘FCERM national strategy – imagine the future, be part of the solution’ workshop gave an opportunity for delegates to get involved in shaping the future management of flooding and coastal change in England.

“Be ambitious. think the unthinkable! Let’s be bold about how we can make a positive difference” commented Alison Baptiste, Environment Agency Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management.

Attendees wrote postcards from the future identifying what it should look like in 2050 and how we might get there.

“We have a genuine opportunity to influence the strategy from all areas of the community” Rachel Brisley, JBA Associate Director.

Adding to the conversation

On each day of the conference speakers from across JBA Consulting and JBA Bentley presented on varying topics including property flood resilience, working with natural processes, community engagement and more. If you missed any of them have a read of their topic overviews and/or contact them directly to explore the topic in more detail.

Ulverston Town Beck project excellence award nomination

The Project Excellence Awards take place every year at the Flood and Coast conference. They aim to recognise excellent projects developed or supported by local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency, as well as community level initiatives.

Ulverston Town Beck, a recent flood alleviation scheme completed by our JBA Bentley joint venture, received a highly commended honour at the awards. Ben Darville, Lead Designer, received the award alongside, Richard Rollison and the Environment Agency Project Manager, Kate Luxton.

Want to know more?

Find out more on our flood and water management web page and read our latest blogs, news and projects in the knowledge hub.

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