9:00am - 6:00pm


Congress Centre 28 Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3LS United Kingdom


From £160.00

Event Description

As our global temperature rises, so does the threat of flooding. A new strategy launched by the Environment Agency in May 2019 calls for urgent investment in natural barriers and flood relief systems, and the creation of resilient communities that can withstand this increased risk of flooding. Flood risk management has never been so critical to protecting future generations from disaster.

To celebrate 70 years of CIWEM’s Rivers and Coastal Group, this conference will feature a diverse range of speakers including practitioners, regulators and past leaders of the Rivers and Coastal Group, reviewing major trends over the last 70 years.

What can history teach us about the most effective approach to flood risk management? How can we apply lessons learned to the challenges we face today? And as our environment faces an uncertain future, what role can those working in rivers and coastal management play to protect future generations?

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Interested in presenting or participating on a panel?

We are seeking speakers on the following themes:

  • History of changes in flood risk management;
  • Flood risk in navigations;
  • Delivering shoreline management plans;
  • Natural capital in flood risk management projects;
  • Natural flood management techniques;
  • Adapting to climate change;
  • Women in Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management
  • The next generation of flood risk management
  • Impact of flooding on mental health

Please email your proposal to Rebecca Sells, Head of Events at rebecca.sells@ciwem.org by Friday 05 July stating clearly: your theme, the key points you would like to cover (maximum 5), details of any case studies you wish to include, your name, position and organisation/affiliation.

The Events team will review submissions and contact successful applicants by the end of July, with a view to securing a balanced and engaging conference programme.

Booking Information

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Book before 05 July 2019 to receive a 10% early bird discount!

Discounts are available for those working in the academic, voluntary and public sectors, retirees, students and groups of more than three. For further information or to request a group discount code please contact events@ciwem.org.

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Jack Lewin Prize

At the conference we’ll be presenting our annual award, the Jack Lewin Prize. This award is presented for a significant contribution to the development and/or promotion of the rivers and coastal topics of interest. Please consider submitting nominations to events@ciwem.org.

Photographic Collection

Given the celebration of 70 years of flood management, we are looking for historic photos through the decades to put together a photographic collection. Please email events@ciwem.org if you have any that would be interesting.

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