6:00pm - 8:00pm


Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Room MAB007, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM East Anglian branch and ICE Essex

Event description

The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) is part of the government's National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. The strategy’s vision is for England to be a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change - today, tomorrow and to the year 2100.

The programme's main goals are to:

  • promote innovative, resilience actions at the local level,
  • reducing the impact of flooding and coastal erosion in 25 local areas by enhancing our understanding of the costs and benefits of these actions and
  • informing future flood and coastal erosion risk management approaches.

25 local projects were completed with the aim of demonstrating how practical innovations can boost resilience against flooding and coastal erosion. These projects focused on 10 resilience actions that go beyond the government's standard funding program.

This presentation will examine how different combinations of actions can benefit local resilience, and explore new approaches and partnerships to achieve resilience goals.

The talk will also explain "Catchment to Coast" objectives and explore creative applications of nature-based solutions and how fostering robust partnerships with local stakeholders can strategically unite communities against climate challenges.

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience series.

Register for 23 November 2023

About the speaker

Jo Matthews | principal engineer | Southend-on-Sea City Council

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM and ICE.

Bookings will be taken by ICE on their booking page.

Please contact Kirsty Joyce if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Kirsty Joyce.

About the venue and getting there

The event will take place at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Room MAB007, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ. The venue is only 10 minutes’ walk from Chelmsford railway station and several bus routes run near the venue, including park and ride services coming from Chalmer Valley and Standon Park and Ride sites.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most environmentally sustainable means of transport possible.

By Train | Underground

Chelmsford station is the nearest mainline railway station to university campus and is in Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HT. East Anglian London Liverpool Street – Norwich trains run to Chelmsford railway station for all those coming from outside Chelmsford. Regular services also run to Stratford, Shenfield, Braintree, Witham, Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

By Bus | Coach

The no. 59, 170, C1, C3 and C9 Chelmsford Shuttles, and Park and Ride bus routes run from the bus station at CM1 1GN close to the railway station, to the University and take about 6 – 10 minutes.

By foot | cycle

The ARU Chelmsford campus is only 11 minutes’ walk from Chelmsford railway station and bus station and 3 minutes’ cycle ride.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint. You might like to avoid coming into the city by car and using one of the two Chelmsford Park and Ride sites which have a regular bus service to and from the city at Chelmer Valley and Sandon.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

We would request that if you think you might have contracted COVID or have recently had the disease, that you do not attend the workshop.

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