FRM 2021 Flood risk management and green recovery – call for contributions 1st-5th February 2021

We are busily organising the programme for this year’s virtual FRM Conference and are looking for contributions from the community. The theme for FRM 2021 is Flood Risk Management and Green Recovery.

We are planning a conference programme over 5 days - featuring 2-3 hours of content per day. Each day will be dedicated to a different theme and will feature a mix of presentations, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and workshops.

FRM 2021: Flood risk management and green recovery

Monday February 1st 2021 – Finance and green recovery

Tuesday February 2nd 2021 – What’s new: science and policy updates

Wednesday February 3rd 2021 – Land, place-making and planning

Thursday February 4th 2021 – Inclusive resilience: strengthening communities and reducing inequity

Friday February 5th 2021 – Communication and engagement


We would like to hear from you if:

  • you have some research, a project or some other learning that you would like to share with the Scottish FRM community,
  • if it fits into the themes above and you are available between 1st-5th February 2021, or
  • if you would like to recommend a good speaker.

Material should be of interest to the flood risk management community or designed to further understanding of flooding issues to the wider public and other professions with whom we need to collaborate to increase Scotland’s resilience. We are keen for this to be an inclusive event that fosters the multidisciplinary solutions we need to address the changing flood risk that Scotland is facing; so we want to get a good mixture of sessions aimed at a broad community and pitched at various different levels from detailed technical analyses to introductory sessions for those newer to FRM matters. 

It will come as no surprise that the event will be virtual this year. Because of this it’s really important that speakers are comfortable speaking online so we would like potential contributors to send us a short video (approximately 2 minutes) telling us about your idea / project / research.

Speakers should be aware that presentation sessions are likely to be pre-recorded in advance to minimise connectivity issues, with a live Q&A session. Recordings of presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions will be available online after the event.

Please feel free to distribute this message to your wider contacts, and if you would like to chat about a potential contribution please get in touch [email protected]

Please complete and submit the online contributor application form, and include a short video summary (under 2 minutes) of what you would like to present at the conference to [email protected] by 18th December 2020