Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced

The Environment Agency Flood & Coast Excellence Award winners were announced at the gala dinner event, sponsored by Capita Binnies in Telford on 8th June 2022.

Telford, United Kingdom, 8th June 2021

CIWEM and the Environment Agency have announced the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2022 winners at a gala awards dinner ceremony as part of the Flood & Coast conference and exhibition at the Telford International Centre on 8th June 2022. The prestigious awards recognise the important work from the previous year that has contributed to managing flood and coastal risk, building local flood resilience and taking action on climate change.

This year's nominations included projects and initiatives, big and small, demonstrating how the flood and coastal erosion risk management community are working with partners and communities to deliver the Environment Agency’s vision for a nation ready and resilient to flooding and climate change – today tomorrow and to the year 2100.

And the Winners are..

  • Asset Management Excellence: Bentley Ings Pumping Station Upgrade Project - Environment Agency, AECOM, JBA Bentley, Turner & Townsend, Jacobs and Arcadis
    • Highly Commended: Asset Inspection and Resilience Collaboration - Atkins Global
  • Climate Resilient Places: South West Property Flood Resilience Pathfinder - JBA Consulting, Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly and South-West RFCC
    • Highly Commended: Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements - Environment Agency, BMM JV, BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald
  • Coastal Management: North Portsea Island Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Scheme - Portsmouth City Council and Coastal Partners
    • Highly Commended: Bude Adaptive Pathways - Environment Agency and Atkins
  • Community Partnerships: Churchtown Flood Action Group
    • Highly Commended: Pang Valley Flood Forum
  • Digital Excellence: Check for flooding - Environment Agency and Defra Digital Technology Services

    • Highly Commended: Leeds Natural Flood Management Sites Platform - Mott Macdonald, Environment Agency and Leeds City Council
  • Enabling Nature-Based Solutions: Building Nature-Based Resilient Places at the IGNITION Living Lab - The University of Salford

    • Highly Commended: Natural Flood Management Studio - Environment Agency and Devon County Council
  • Flood and Coast Graduate of the Year: Ben Robbins - Jacobs
  • Inspirational Person: Claire Dinnis - Environment Agency
    • Highly Commended: Emily Cunningham - LGA Coastal SIG
  • International Excellence: The International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management - An expert group led by the US Army Corps of Engineers
    • Highly Commended: San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program - Jacobs, Arcadis, Port of San Francisco and the whole Waterfront Resilience team
  • Surface Water Management: North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System
  • Towards Net Zero: Blue Carbon Potential of Restored Saltmarshes in the UK - Jacobs, Environment Agency, and Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Women in Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Awards 2022:

  • Inspiring individual who has championed gender equality, diversity and inclusion across the FCERM sector: Clare Rodgers - Environment Agency
    • Highly commended: Gemma James - Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
  • Inspiring individual who has championed gender equality, diversity and inclusion within their organisation: Anna Lau - Turner & Townsend
  • Highly Commended: Anna Lau - Turner & Townsend


Natalie Fortune (Environment Agency) | Phone: 07879 668 071 /07736 324 285 | Email: natalie.fortune@environment-agency.gov.uk

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