Six Steps to Flood Resilience
Six Steps to Flood Resilience was launched on 4th June at Carr’s Lane Church Centre in Birmingham in an event that was jointly organised by the National Flood Forum and members of the SMARTeST project team.
Speakers included Dr. Stephen Garvin of the Building Research Establishment and Gavin George, Chair of the Flood Protection Association (FPA) and Roger Parkinson, chair of a community flood action group – Flood Action 4 Buckingham.
The speakers brought a variety of perspective on the need for innovation in flood defences and why guidance to its procurement, design and use was sorely needed. The conference was attended by local authority planners, Environment Agency staff as well as insurers and flood defence manufacturers.