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APSE Flooding Mitigation & Climate Change Seminar 2023

Local authorities continue to play leading roles in addressing, exploring and reviewing how best to tackle the ever increasing challenges around flooding and climate mitigation. 

This seminar brings together a range of expert speakers that will be exploring steps local authorities have taken and are continuing to take in developing and supporting their services and communities.  The event is intended to provide a strategic overview of the UK's response to the ever increasing occurrence of flood events and further impacts of changing weather patterns, case studies of coordinated, effective emergency response and practical means to ensure future resilience of local infrastructure.  

 A MUST ATTEND EVENT for those officers and elected members with an interest or responsibility for facilitating flood response, prevention and recovery, and climate change response.   


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The Role of Local Government in ensuring stewardship of place
Speaker: Mo Baines, Chief Executive, APSE

Building highways resilience in a time of climate change and severe weather
Speaker: Gary Kemp, Local Highways Maintenance Policy Officer, Local Transport Policy & Funding, Department For Transport

Long-term approaches to national flood preparation and leveraging engagement across regions
Speaker: Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities

Adaptation In An Urban Landscape
Speakers: Cllr Nicola Beech and Cllr Martin Fodor, Bristol City Council

Mitigating the risk of surface water flooding
Speaker: Margaret Read, Director of Policy, National Infrastructure Commission

A Picture of Flood Risk Management
Speakers: Verity Winn, Audit Lead, and Seth Newman, Senior Auditor, National Studies Team, Audit Wales

London: how is the city adapting to climate change?
Speakers: Holly Smith, Surface Water Flooding Project Manager, and Vicky Boorman, Principle Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority

What is the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme?
Speaker:  Penny Burt, Principal Environmental Project Manager, Environment Agency

Promoting Adaptation to Changing Coasts (PACCo): Lower Otter Restoration Project
Supplied by Jasmine van der Eijk , Communications & Engagement Manager, Defra

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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