Category Archives: resilient communities

Living with Flooding in Cumbria: One Year On

In an article published in Geographical this month, writer Karen Lloyd reflects on the experiences of those who were hit by severe flooding in Cumbria in the winter of 2015/16. In a few weeks’ time, on 11th March, the RGS-IBG is hosting a public discussion meeting at the Rheged Centre in Penrith, bringing together for an afternoon those who have

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Outputs from ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the UK’ now available

On Tuesday, 8 November, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) held the latest in our series of 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum discussion meetings, on ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the UK‘. An audience of 100 professionals from a range of different sectors, from business and industry to academia, central and local government to Non-Governmental Organisations, convened at the

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‘Be aware, prepare and take practical actions’: dealing with risks from flooding

A new guide produced by the Know Your Flood Risk campaign and co-authored by one of the speakers at the RGS-IBG’s forthcoming Policy Forum on flood risk management, encourages home owners to do more to protect themselves and their properties from flooding. The ‘Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience‘ aims to ’empower people to be aware, prepare and take practical precautions

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‘Radical alternative’ proposed to tackle UK flood risk

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Parliamentary Select Committee has today (2 November) released a report into flood risk management in the UK that the committee’s chair, Neil Parish MP, describes as ‘radical’ in its proposals. Setting out their view that the current systems of flood risk management (FRM) in this country are unfit for purpose, the Committee call for

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Full Panel Confirmed for Flooding Policy Forum on 8 November

The panel for the next in the series of 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum events is now complete. ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood-Risk Management in the UK‘ will take place at the Society on Tuesday 8th November, chaired by BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin. The panellists are: Martin Rogers, Flood Management and Access Adviser, National Farmers’ Union Carly Rose, Associate Consultant, Mary

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Place Matters When Improving Resilience to Flooding

Research by a team of geographers at the University of Exeter, published this summer and launched at the RGS-IBG, shows that understanding the significance of place to communities and individuals is important when considering how to adapt to the risks of flooding and build resilience to future flood events. The attachment felt by people to places can lead to a desire to maintain particular

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Resilience to climate change: policy context

In advance of the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum, ‘Resilience to climate change: who pays (and who benefits)?’ on 17 November, the RGS-IBG Policy Team has pulled together brief background information to set the context for the event. It’s not too late to register to attend: please contact the Policy Team by Friday 13 November to reserve your space at the panel

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Chair and Speakers Confirmed for ‘Resilience’ event on 17 November

Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation at the Greater London Authority, will chair the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum seminar and panel discussion at the RGS-IBG on the topic of ‘Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?’ on 17 November. Confirmed speakers are: Daniel Johns, Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change; Clare Twigger-Ross, Collingwood Environmental

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Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?

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A knowledge-exchange event at the RGS-IBG in London on 17th November will explore the question of ‘who pays?’ to deliver adaptation to climate change in the UK, and with this, community resilience. Coming a week before the Spending Review, which will be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 25th November, this event will consider not only who should pay

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Policy forum: Resilient communities, Tuesday 17 November 5.30pm–9.30pm, Royal Geographical Society

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An evening seminar and candlelit dinner discussion to promote knowledge exchange between the geographical community, practitioners and policy-makers. Please note, professional interest is required. Please contact us to register. Telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3058. Email policy@rgs.org  http://www.rgs.org/policy. Image: Flooding at the head of Loch Tay. Copyright: nz_willowherb

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