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APSE Flooding and climate change seminar 2017

Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, Oxford 
Thursday 9 February 2017


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Seminar Objectives

This seminar is intended to provide a strategic overview of the UK’s response to the presenting challenges 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.


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Session 1 – Strategic Perspectives

Department for Transport’s support & response to flood risk
Steve Berry OBE, Head, Department of Transport

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – Evidence report
Daniel Johns, Committee on Climate Change

The role of Local Government in ensuring stewardship of place
Cllr Van Coulter, Oxford City Council and Peter Wiggins, Gloucestershire County Council


Session 2 - Protecting Local Infrastructure and Supporting Communities

Adaptation in an Urban Environment
Cllr Martin Fodor, Bristol City Council & Former Senior Advisor, Environment Agency

Building Resilient Communities
Paul Hendy, Scottish Flood Forum

How can we analyse weather risk and prioritise investment in Infrastructure?
Jon Munslow, South Gloucestershire Council


Session 3 – Case studies

From Winter Maintenance Team to Severe Weather Team
David John Mazurke, Bradford City Council

Tackling Flooding in the Calder Valley
Mohammed Amjid, Calderdale Council










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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