Sniffer’s annual Flood Risk Management conference returned to Our Dynamic Earth in February 2017 for its twelfth year. The word of the moment was change: what changes brought us here, what changes can we expect in the future, and what should the flood risk community do to prepare for these new challenges.
Over the course of the two day event, a brigade of inspiring speakers guided the delegates through three key themes - changing climate, changing roles for communities, and changing land use – showing the progress Scotland has made already in these areas, and where the flood risk community should be going next. Upstairs in the bustling exhibition area, the delegates had the chance to build new connections with other flooding professionals and take part in active demonstrations of some of the newest technology helping to keep people safe and dry.
The conference finished with an optional Flood Risk and Land Use Planning workshop hosted by SEPA, and a screening of the Natural Flood Management documentary film High Water Common Ground with Q&A with the film-maker Andy Clark.
All of the presentations from across the two days are now available to download below and a full summary report will be available soon. In the meantime, if you were not able to come in person you can catch up on the highlights of the conference via the hashtag #FRM2017
Sniffer would like to thank all of the presenters, exhibitors and delegates for another successful conference. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for Sniffer’s flood risk management work, please email Info@sniffer.org.uk