Live Debates at The Flood Expo

Live Debate

We are proud to present to you our Live Debates area, which over the course of our event’s duration will provide you with the chance to hear professional experts in discussion over the hottest topics in today’s flood defence industry.

As part of Flood Expo’s outstanding service to the profession, we have assembled a panel of experts, thought leaders, and visionaries to take part in a series of debates over both days of the event. Issues and challenges that are currently prominent in each of the sectors our event covers will be discussed. Discussions will be held on topics such as future innovations and the benefits and limitations of using technology in flood defence and prevention; the role of insurance companies during and after flooding incidents; and the suitability of the current crisis plan and response to flooding in the UK. This page provides details of the discussions you can find and the time you need to be there. Ensure you arrive early as the unique education, information, and insight on offer will attract a lot of visitors, so places go quickly!

We have gathered a selection of experts to discuss various issues and how they will impact the flooding industry. Technology, insurance, emergency response/resilience and climate change will be covered allowing the audience to have their say.


11:00 – 12:00: 10 Years on From the Gloucestershire Floods: What Have We Learned?

A record 78mm of rain fell over Gloucestershire on the 20th of July 2007, triggering the worst floods the region has seen since records began (1766). A gathering of industry experts will discuss the advancements in flood mitigation, resilience and rescue, and debate what more needs to be done.

13:00 – 14:00: Natural Flood Defence Strategies and Their Role in the Future of Flooding

Debating the use and implementation of natural flood defence strategies. How effective are these natural solutions? And how they can be most effectively incorporated into a more comprehensive, large-scale flood defence strategy?

15:00 – 16:00: The Future of Flood Predicition, Mitigation, Resilience and Rescue

It’s inevitable that flooding in the UK will reoccur. Find out first hand from some of the industry’s leading figures about where the flood sector is heading and how those within the industry will predict, prevent, and manage the floods of the future.


12:00 – 13:00: Effective Flood Resilience Measures For SME's

What are the challenges that SMEs face in responding to flood risk? This debate will look at what resilience measures small and medium sized enterprises can put in place to protect themselves, and prevent substantial financial losses.

14:00 – 15:00: Private Sector Flood Support For SME's

A lively discussion on the levels of private sector support on offer to SMEs affected by, or at threat of, flooding. Looking at key issues SMEs are facing and potential solutions the private sector could provide.

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