“Responding to the Growing Risks of Flooding and Coastal Erosion”
5th February 2015
Carburton Street, London
Mary Dhonau OBE, the chief executive of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign has been invited to speak at a GovKnow Policy Briefing, which will address the growing risk of flooding and coastal erosion across the UK.
The in-depth, policy-led briefing, which takes place on 5 February in London, brings together key policy makers, shapers and stakeholders who have an interest or involvement in managing flood risk and coastal protection, including local authorities, emergency services, business owners based in high-risk locations and policy makers.
Mary Dhonau OBE, who has personally experienced the appalling impact of flooding, will be talking to delegates about how to plan, prepare and mitigate against the risk of flooding, including analysing what information is available to accurately calculate the current and future dangers posed by flooding in specific locations, from county-level down to individual postcodes, communities or streets.
Confirms Mary: “Know Your Flood Risk works with major data providers, including Landmark Information Group, to maintain up to date flood risk modelling data. This ensures that detailed and accurate risk information is accessible on the different types and levels of flood risk across the country. It is vital that homeowners, local authorities, the emergency services and policy makers are fully aware of how to calculate your flood risk at a community level, and if a risk is present what can be done to help prevent or mitigate against future flood risk.”
Know Your Flood Risk provides information and support on flood recovery and general flood resilience via its acclaimed guides. As part of its bid to educate homeowners, public sector organisations and businesses on their flood risk, Know Your Flood Risk provides access to flood reports, powered by Landmark Information Group’s flood risk data, which enables individuals to assess the flood risk to individual properties, streets, towns or regions.
With Government figures suggesting that nearly one in six properties in England is at risk of flooding and that flood damage cost England alone £1.1 billion a year, the GovKnow event will examine the threat of flooding and coastal change, re-evaluate the policies and discuss the recent changes, providing a comprehensive insight into what is considered a complex policy issue.
To find out more about the Know Your Flood Risk campaign, or to download a number of free advice guides, visit: www.knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk
GovKnow Briefing Location: Holiday Inn Regents Park, Carburton Street, London, W1W 5EE
Date: 5 February 2015
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