Theatre Hall 4

Below is The Flood Expo 2017 schedule – Line-up for 2018 will be released soon...

Theatre Hall 4

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September


11.00 - 11.30

Dan Graham

Flood response training, it’s not just going through the motions.

For local authorities, utilities companies, and other agencies flooding is a low-frequency, high-risk event which often results in limited resource for training and preparedness. In emergency response situations, often staff are required to perform tasks that are outside of their normal roles, experience, and scope of training. This seminar is an in-depth analysis of the Health & Safety considerations for employers when tasking employees into or near to flooding.


12.30 - 13.00

Steve Cook

Meeting the challenge of climate change after Brexit

Brexit will mean significant changes to environmental legislation and policy. This seminar will explore the future of climate change policy after Brexit and how this might impact on the UK’s flood policies and practices.


13.15 - 13.45

Nick Hartley

Licensing and exemptions for sediment re-use

Covered by legislation and enforced by the Environment Agency, the on-site management of sediment is becoming increasingly important with increased amount of flood management works being completed. Using knowledge gained from working on high profile projects Ebsford Environmental aim to give guidance on the best use of existing exemptions to ensure legal compliance.


14.00 - 14.30

Frazer Rhodes

Flood Digital - Putting Users First.

This presentation will include a summary of the Flood Information Service and the team developing, supporting and transforming the service. How we are listening to users, understanding their needs and what we have learned. The presentation will outline the service redesign based on these user needs together with the service roadmap plus describe opportunities where the audience can participate in shaping the flood digital products.


15.30 - 16.00

Jonathan Quinn

Sustainable block manufacture to save the environment

We can manufacture our blocks with up to 87% recycled materials to create a sustainable product. The number of possibilities on how to use concrete interlocking blocks is determined by your imagination; flood defence walls, riverbank protection walls and sea walls are just a few uses of our versatile product. Gravity, inclined and reinforced block retaining walls can all be used for river bank erosion and protection; Concrete interlocking block construction is fast and simple.


16.15 - 16.45

Gemma Sweet

2017 Flood Action Campaign

Flood Action Campaign 2017: A new approach Research shows that people aged 18-34 are the most at risk from the impacts of flooding. But they are least likely to know they are at risk, how to protect their homes or where to go for information. Our 2017 Flood Action Campaign offers a new approach to engaging with this age group, and encouraging them to take action to keep their homes - and themselves - safe from flooding.