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Day 1 | Opening Plenary | Flooding in a global pandemic: lessons and experiences for creating a resilient nation
CIWEM President Niki Roach invites representatives tackling the double challenge of flooding and COVID-19 to share what they’ve learned.
Terry Fuller Rachael Maskell MP Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi Niki Roach Helen Jackson Caroline Douglass Katie Kimber
2021-06-28T09:30:00Z 2021-06-28T10:30:00Z Europe/London Day+1+%7C+Opening+Plenary+%7C+Flooding+in+a+global+pandemic%3A+lessons+and+experiences+for+creating+a+resilient+nation+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 | Building social resilience through effective community partnerships
How can we ensure that local people affected by flooding have the tools, knowledge and responsibility they need to act?
david goff Peter Lines Carolyn Otley Kate Kipling Jayne Disley David Watkins
2021-06-28T10:45:00Z 2021-06-28T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+1+%7C+Building+social+resilience+through+effective+community+partnerships Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 | Faith on the frontline
Speakers from a diverse range of faith-based charities and initiatives share their growing role in incident response and recovery.
Ravi Singh Jehangir Malik Jaswinder Kaur Rt Revd Nicholas Baines Jack Southon
2021-06-28T12:00:00Z 2021-06-28T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+1+%7C+Faith+on+the+frontline+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 | Digital hack: building a digital community of FCERM practice
Looking at ways to provide an ongoing digital connection for the Flood and Coast Community
Marcus Devaney Suzanne Amos Alastair Chisholm Jim Walker
2021-06-28T14:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z Europe/London Day+1+%7C+Digital+hack%3A+building+a+digital+community+of+FCERM+practice++ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 | Audience reflections
We invite our participants to share their highlights, takeaways and feedback on the day’s programme
James Trafford Bryony Smith
2021-06-28T15:00:00Z 2021-06-28T15:30:00Z Europe/London Day+1+%7C+Audience+reflections Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Delivering FCERM schemes effectively in partnership
Representatives from some of the best multi-agency schemes share how to get the right people in the right places at the right time.
Jonathan Glerum Jo Harrison Bart Schoonbaert Jonah Tosney Ali Morse
2021-06-29T09:30:00Z 2021-06-29T10:30:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Delivering+FCERM+schemes+effectively+in+partnership Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Perspectives on climate resilience: experience from the 5 nations
Hear from the responsible government agencies and departments across England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Terry Fuller Julie Foley Damian Curran Ceri Davies Mark Adamson
2021-06-29T09:30:00Z 2021-06-29T10:30:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Perspectives+on+climate+resilience%3A+experience+from+the+5+nations Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Women in FCERM
Join the network connecting, supporting and empowering women across the flooding and coastal risk management industry.
Louise Cresswell Clare Dinnis Hannah Coogan
2021-06-29T10:45:00Z 2021-06-29T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Women+in+FCERM Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Resilience on the coast
Join our experts to explore how partnerships, if managed well, can transform the future of coastal erosion and flood risk management.
Colin Scott stephen Bourne Katie Born Jaap Flikweert Mark Stratton Charlie Thompson
2021-06-29T10:45:00Z 2021-06-29T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Resilience+on+the+coast Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Innovations in flood modelling and forecasting
This panel showcases the latest developments in how we understand and communicate flood risk.
Stefan Laeger John Maskell Ian Lisk Jenny Grist Chris Kent
2021-06-29T12:00:00Z 2021-06-29T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Innovations+in+flood+modelling+and+forecasting Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Reducing multi-source flood risk and the role of asset management
Communities are often at risk of flooding from a range of sources. How can we work together to manage these multiple risks effectively?
Martin Van Nieuwenhuyzen Rachel Pether Innes Thomson Mhari Barnes Peter Thorn
2021-06-29T12:00:00Z 2021-06-29T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Reducing+multi-source+flood+risk+and+the+role+of+asset+management Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Understanding water: innovation in hydrology and hydraulics
Experts share how the movement of water across land and through the hydrologic cycle is evolving, along with the way we track and assess it.
Adam Parkes Duncan Kitts James Burn Kate Bradbrook
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Understanding+water%3A+innovation+in+hydrology+and+hydraulics Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Managing flood risk and building resilience through nature
Join our panel to hear how nature-based solutions are transforming the way we manage flood risk across the country.
Richard Brazier Jon Hollis Heidi Burgess Adam Broadhead Beccy Speight
2021-06-29T14:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:00:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Managing+flood+risk+and+building+resilience+through+nature Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 | Audience reflections
We invite our participants to share their highlights, takeaways and feedback on the day’s programme
2021-06-29T15:00:00Z 2021-06-29T15:30:00Z Europe/London Day+2+%7C+Audience+reflections Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 | Local leadership on FCERM and climate change
How are local authorities tackling the increased risk of flooding caused by climate change?
Keith Benson Kerrell  Walley Sam Evans Jacqui Bandy Nigel Riglar - South Gloucestershire Council
2021-06-30T09:30:00Z 2021-06-30T10:30:00Z Europe/London Day+3+%7C+Local+leadership+on+FCERM+and+climate+change+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 | Meeting our ambition for flood resilient homes and businesses
Flood resilience campaigner Mary Dhonau joins a panel of experts discussing the benefits of resilient development and the challenges of the industry.
Dermot Kehoe Annabelle Sellick Ed Barsley Mary Dhonau Alan Ryan
2021-06-30T10:45:00Z 2021-06-30T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+3+%7C+Meeting+our+ambition+for+flood+resilient+homes+and+businesses Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 | Planning for climate change (in partnership with the Town and Country Planning Association - TCPA)
How can we develop and adapt our public places to cope with the effects of climate change?
Hugh Ellis Peter Bide Jessica Lamond caroline sutton Jessie Fieth
2021-06-30T12:00:00Z 2021-06-30T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+3+%7C+Planning+for+climate+change+%28in+partnership+with+the+Town+and+Country+Planning+Association+-+TCPA%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 | Mainstreaming multifunctionality in sustainable drainage (SuDS)
Experts share their success stories of getting SuDS included in new developments, the challenges faced and the support and networks available.
Clive Moon Jo Bradley Bronwyn Buntine George Baker Charlotte Sugden Beth Waring Peter Melville-Shreeve
2021-06-30T14:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:00:00Z Europe/London Day+3+%7C+Mainstreaming+multifunctionality+in+sustainable+drainage+%28SuDS%29+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 | Innovative funding: ask the experts
Our panel are ready to answer your questions on securing innovative funding for initiatives aiming to increase climate resilience at a local level. 
Terry Fuller Sam Evans James Vaccaro Emma Harvey
2021-06-30T15:00:00Z 2021-06-30T15:30:00Z Europe/London Day+3+%7C+Innovative+funding%3A+ask+the+experts Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | The race to resilience: climate change adaptation priorities for COP26 + Digital Hack Big Reveal
If you had your moment on the stage at COP26 what would you say to world leaders? This session will hear from 10 early career leaders in the WEM sector discussing their priorities for COP26. At the end of the session the Digital Hack team will preview the prototype Flood & Coast community platform they've been developing during the week following Monday's session.
Jim Walker Sian Leake Xavi Terry Emily Shipton Megan Barnes Elinor Kinrade Marcus Woodward
2021-07-01T09:30:00Z 2021-07-01T10:30:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+The+race+to+resilience%3A+climate+change+adaptation+priorities+for+COP26++%2B+Digital+Hack+Big+Reveal Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought leadership by Jacobs - One Water Solutions: managing risks, unlocking opportunities
This session explores a number of challenges that we will need to address if we are to deliver integrated water management – “One Water” solutions - that ensure sustainable benefits to society and to the environment.
2021-07-01T10:45:00Z 2021-07-01T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+leadership+by+Jacobs+-+One+Water+Solutions%3A+managing+risks%2C+unlocking+opportunities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought leadership by Wessex Archaeology - Sustainability for Specialist Subcontractors
This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for supply chain organisations to share ideas and approaches on how we can more actively contribute to our sustainability targets
2021-07-01T10:45:00Z 2021-07-01T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+leadership+by+Wessex+Archaeology+-+Sustainability+for+Specialist+Subcontractors Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought Leadership by Kier - Low Carbon Construction - Pathway to Net Zero
Join this workshop to hear Kier’s approach to delivering Scope 1 and 2 Net Zero Projects, including organisational approach, management of KPIs and engagement with suppliers.
2021-07-01T10:45:00Z 2021-07-01T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+Leadership+by+Kier+-+Low+Carbon+Construction+-+Pathway+to+Net+Zero+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought Leadership by AECOM - Leveraging Data and Technology for better decision making
Join a round-table discussion to provide an overview of how data innovation can help us make better and well informed decisions throughout the project lifecycle from design to maintenance.
2021-07-01T10:45:00Z 2021-07-01T11:45:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+Leadership+by+AECOM+-+Leveraging+Data+and+Technology+for+better+decision+making Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought leadership by Jacobs - Adapting to Climate Change – the benefits and challenges of using adaptation pathways
This roundtable discussion is your opportunity to discuss, with experts in the field of climate change adaptation, the various benefits and challenges of using adaptation pathways to help identify and plan adaptation responses.
2021-07-01T12:00:00Z 2021-07-01T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+leadership+by+Jacobs+-+Adapting+to+Climate+Change+%E2%80%93+the+benefits+and+challenges+of+using+adaptation+pathways Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought Leadership by Atkins - Engineering Net Zero: Cross Sector Perspectives
This roundtable discussion shares lessons learnt on carbon reduction from other sectors such as rail, aviation and the road sectors and see how these can be applied to the FCERM sector
2021-07-01T12:00:00Z 2021-07-01T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+Leadership+by+Atkins+-+Engineering+Net+Zero%3A+Cross+Sector+Perspectives+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Thought Leadership by Mott MacDonald - Climate Resilience - The Impossible Challenge
Drawing on the findings of the DEFRA report ‘Systems Analysis for Water Resources’ this session will highlight methods for mapping out and analysing the way we manage the water cycle.
2021-07-01T12:00:00Z 2021-07-01T13:00:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Thought+Leadership+by+Mott+MacDonald+-+Climate+Resilience+-+The+Impossible+Challenge+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 4 | Closing Plenary | The time for adaptation
Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd invites a global panel to reflect on the value of long-term planning, together, to bring about real transformation.
Muhammad Irfan Tariq Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Terry Fuller Torgny Holmgren Emma Howard Boyd Jim Murley
2021-07-01T14:00:00Z 2021-07-01T15:00:00Z Europe/London Day+4+%7C+Closing+Plenary+%7C+The+time+for+adaptation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Keith Benson

Highways and Network Manager, Wigan Council

Muhammad Irfan Tariq

Director General (Env. & Climate Change), Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan

Ravi Singh

Humanitarian CEO at Khalsa Aid

Colin Scott

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Conservation International Senior Fellow, Conservation International

Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi

Director of Public Health for Lancashire

Terry Fuller

CIWEM Chief Executive

Rachael Maskell MP

Chair of the APPG for Flood Prevention

James Vaccaro

Executive Director, RePattern

Richard Brazier

Professor of Earth Surface Processes, University of Exeter

James Burn

Solutions Engineer and Meteorologist, IBM Weather

Duncan Kitts

Principal Scientist, TUFLOW

Mary Dhonau

Flood Resilience Consultant, Mary Dhonau Associates

Marcus Woodward

Evidence & Risk Inland Team Leader and Technical Advisor to Boosting Action for Surface Water Project, EA

Alastair Chisholm

Director of Policy, CIWEM

Marcus Devaney

Product manager, with the enthusiastic drive to create new innovative approaches to digital delivery

James Trafford

CIWEM RCG Committee & Fellow of CIWEM

Elinor Kinrade

Graduate Hydrologist, Mott MacDonald

Megan Barnes

Graduate Flood Risk Consultant, Mott MacDonald

Xavi Terry

Engineer, Jacobs

Jonathan Glerum

Anglian Water - Regional Flood Risk Manager

Kerrell Walley

Climate Change Manager, Wigan Council

Jaswinder Kaur

Chair Of Defra Faith and Belief Network, Defra

Innes Thomson

Chief Executive, ADA

Sian Leake

Environmental Scientist, Arup

Dermot Kehoe

Director of Communications, Flood Re

George Baker

Associate Director, JBA Consulting

Bronwyn Buntine

Sustainable Drainage Team Leader, Kent County Council / Association of SuDS Authorities

Rt Revd Nicholas Baines

Bishop of Leeds

Alan Ryan

Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project Manager, North Northants Council

Jim Walker

Head of Flood Digital Strategy, Environment Agency

Emily Shipton

Flood Modelling Advisor, Environment Agency

Clare Dinnis

West Midlands Area Director

Torgny Holmgren

Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute

Stefan Laeger

Deputy Director and Project Executive, Environment Agency

Martin Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Sales Director, Aquatic Control Engineering

Jo Harrison

Director of Environment, Planning and Innovation · United Utilities

Jim Murley

Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

Kate Kipling

Senior Scientist, Environment Agency

Peter Thorn

Sustainability Manager, Coal Authority

Damian Curran

Director of Water and Drainage Policy

Bryony Smith

Principal Flood Risk Consultant and Modelling Operations Lead, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

Peter Bide

Chair, Catchment-Based Approach Urban Water Group

Jo Bradley

Director of Operations, Stormwater Shepherds UK

Jayne Disley

Culmington Flood Action Group

Mhari Barnes

National Flood Management Policy Advisor, NFU

Louise Cresswell

Environment Agency Area Director (East Midlands)

stephen Bourne

Project Director · Atkins

Mark Stratton

Coastal Policy, Strategy and Environment Team Manager, Coastal Partners

Ali Morse

Water Policy Manager. Wildlife Trusts

Jack Southon

Associate Director - Water & Environment, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

Carolyn Otley

Engagement Team Manager, Cumbria CVS

Adam Broadhead

Scientist, Arup

Kate Bradbrook

Technical Director, JBA Consulting

Bart Schoonbaert

Environment, Public Value and Governance Director, Ofwat

Hannah Coogan

Technical Director, JBA Consulting

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair, Environment Agency

Katie Kimber

Chair of the Community Resilience Operations Group | Calderdale

Sam Evans

Head of Natural Environment | GMCA

Jon Hollis

Natural Flood Management Programme Manager, Environment Agency

Jacqui Bandy

Stakeholder Manager River Thames Scheme, Environment Agency

Caroline Douglass

Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

Rachel Pether

All Reservoirs Panel Engineer

Helen Jackson

Founder | ClimateNode

Ed Barsley

Founder & Director, The Environmental Design Studio

Niki Roach

President | CIWEM

Beccy Speight

Chief Executive, The RSPB

Jessie Fieth

Projects and Policy Manager, Town & Country Planning Association

Ian Lisk

Chair of Natural Hazards Partnership, Met Office

Jaap Flikweert

Technical Director and Coastal resilience advisor | Royal HaskoningDHV

Jehangir Malik

Programme Director | British Red Cross

Annabelle Sellick

Chartered Senior Analyst @ JBA Consulting

Jenny Grist

Principal Analyst, JBA Consulting

Heidi Burgess

Principal Lecturer in Hydraulics and Flood Management, University of Brighton

Mark Adamson

Head of Flood Relief and Risk Management Division, Office of Public Works

Adam Parkes

Associate Director, Modelling and Hydrology | Jacobs

John Maskell

Director | JM Coastal

Katie Born

Senior Associate Director of Environment | Jacobs (CEnv, MIEMA)

Peter Lines


Hugh Ellis

Director of Policy, Town & Country Planning Association

Clive Moon

Engineering Manager, The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Ceri Davies

Executive Director of Evidence, Policy and Permitting at Natural Resources Wales

Emma Harvey

Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

Suzanne Amos

User researcher, Defra

Jonah Tosney

Operations Director, Norfolk Rivers Trust

david goff

National Flood Forum, Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board

Julie Foley

Director of Flood Risk Management Strategy and National Adaptation, EA

Nigel Riglar - South Gloucestershire Council

Director of Environment and Community Services, South Gloucestershire Council

Charlotte Sugden

Senior Flood Risk Consultant, Atkins

Peter Melville-Shreeve

Lecturer in Engineering & Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter

Chris Kent

Senior Scientist in Climate Dynamics, Met Office Hadley Centre

Beth Waring

Environmental Scientist, Atkins

David Watkins

Flood & Coastal Resilience Lead, Cornwall Council

Jessica Lamond

Professor, University of the West of England

caroline sutton

Senior Advisor, Environment Agency

Charlie Thompson

Director, Channel Coastal Observatory

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Inclusivity and diversity make us more connected and creative. By embracing all perspectives, we can collaborate to make a positive impact. Please join us for a discussion with our panel of inclusion and diversity champions, who will share their perspectives on how to embed an inclusive approach in the FCERM sector and beyond.

Atkins Global

Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Drawing on our diverse global expertise in the water sector we focus on delivering faster, smarter and more reliable outcomes for our clients. With a detailed understanding of the key challenges facing the industry around leakages, improving asset management and performance and providing a better service to customers, we provide solutions that utilise the latest digital technologies, supported by our market leading consultancy services to deliver real added value at all stages of the value chain.


Join us in our virtual booth each afternoon and participate in live discussions on early careers, Modelling and Mapping Flood Risk and many more!

Flood Control International Ltd

Our vision is to be the world leader in the design and supply of flood control barriers and gates for infrastructure and commercial / industrial projects.

BAM Nuttall

Protecting homes and communities, reducing flood risk and managing river levels through coastal schemes, river engineering & flood alleviation works

Mott MacDonald

Smart, sustainable solutions to manage flood risk and increase climate resilience

Kier Regional Civil Engineering

Working collaboratively with clients we deliver a range of unusual and interesting projects within complex environments.


Creative, effective solutions to manage the historic environment on your FCERM schemes


Flood Re is a joint initiative between the Government and insurers, aiming to make the flood cover part of household insurance policies more affordable

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Environmental science for a world where people and nature prosper


Arup helps the world manage its water resources – from the supply of clean drinking water to understanding flood risks

Marlan Maritime Technologies



Established in 1937, ADA is the membership organisation for drainage, water level and flood risk management authorities throughout the UK.

Sustainability West Midlands

We are the sustainability adviser for leaders of the West Midlands

The Environment magazine

The Environment magazine covers all aspects of water and environmental management. Newly redesigned, the magazine is a platform for thought leadership for professionals working in these fields, and for consultants, academics, students and apprentices.

The Society for the Environment

The Society for the Environment is the body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals, licensing the awarding of the professional registrations CEnv, REnvP & REnvTech.

Journal of Flood Risk Management

Sharing innovative flood risk research

The Water Network- by AquaSPE AG

World's largest water platform

Cleantech Business News

Our mission is simple: to educate & inform about legislation, innovation, and key projects that are shaping the future of our planet

PFR Training

Property Flood Resilience Training - bringing high competence, consistency and confidence to, and for the Property Flood Resilience community.

LGA Coastal SIG

Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group

CIWEM Membership

Join us in our booth everyday to find out more about CIWEM Membership and get detailed advice on your application, membership grades including Chartership and Fellowship, and CPD from the CIWEM Membership Team..

CIWEM Partnerships

Choosing to be a business partner of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to sustainability

Urban Drainage Group

Join us in our virtual booth each afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and participate in our live presentation and Q&A on the IUDMG on 30th June at 3:30pm!

CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group

Join us in our virtual booth every day at 9am and 1pm to meet other river and coastal professionals and discuss Chartership, Fellowship and Continuous Professional Development for our sector

Environment Agency

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. We are an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Arts and Environment Network

Putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action

Flood & Coast Helpdesk

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