Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK
Tuesday 8 November, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks until 9.00pm)
This event was originally scheduled on 18 October 2016.
Panellists, drawing on significant insights from geography and other disciplines will question:
- How can we effectively manage flood-risk in our urban environments and our farmed landscapes?
- How can we build resilience within communities and what role should central and local government play in this?
- What insights can an appreciation of space and place bring to flood-risk management? For example, research on river and landscape dynamics and an understanding of historical change.
The Society will also be launching a summary report of policy recommendations following an expert flooding round-table held in May 2016.
This is a knowledge exchange event for professionals in the broad field of flooding, including from practice, consultancy, policy and research.
Rescaling the UK’s energy system
Tuesday 29 November, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (followed networking drinks until 9.00pm)
The UK Government’s overriding priorities with regards to energy policy are to deliver secure, reliable, clean, affordable energy. Delivering on these priorities presents policy-makers in Government with a ‘trilemma’: how can the UK decarbonise its energy system to meet the legally binding targets under the Climate Change Act and international commitments, whilst ensuring both security of supply and that energy is affordable for consumers?
Panellists at the Policy Forum event on 29 November will consider the dimensions of this ‘trilemma’ and how this can be delivered upon in the context of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (‘Brexit’).
This is a knowledge exchange event for professionals in the broad field of energy, including from practice, consultancy, policy and research.