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Talking About Flooding – 14th March, University of Oxford

 

The UK is under constant risk of floods. In order effectively to manage this risk it is important that knowledge and information about flooding and flood processes is exchanged between scientists involved in cutting-edge flood research, and decision makers responsible for the welfare of their communities. Supported by NERC, the Environment Agency and three county councils, Project FOSTER has successfully developed and evaluated communication tools to facilitate this knowledge exchange.

 

Key stakeholders from the scientific and practitioner communities are invited to join us for a free one-day event focused on communicating and exchanging flood-related knowledge. Through a combination of short presentations, facilitated discussions, and interactive workshops this event will:

 

  • Enable the project team to share some of the key findings from Project FOSTER
  • Enable stakeholders to explore some of the challenges and opportunities for exchanging knowledge between flood scientists and decision makers in Local Authorities

 

 

Who will be there?

Invited delegates will include experts and practitioners from the field of flooding and flood risk management including flood scientists, local government officers and councillors, policy-making organisations, consultants and businesses interested in flood management.

 

Programme

The morning session will feature a series of brief presentations by flood scientists, Local Authority decision-makers and government policy makers, followed by an open discussion. During the afternoon delegates will engage in facilitated workshops to explore key questions arising from the morning session around flood communication opportunities and challenges.

 

Further information and registration

Further information about the event, together with a link for registration, can be found on the conference website or email Alison Stokes, Project FOSTER Research Associate.

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