2022 Annual Conference
Our Annual Conference is always a fantastic event which brings together various strategic partners, businesses and community’s. We get to hear presentations from experts in their fields in addition to inspirational community groups tackling community flood resilience! Our 2022 conference was held at the Lostwithiel Community Centre but there was also an online participation option.
To view and download our speaker’s presentations, please scroll down.
Our 2022 conference was held at the Lostwithiel Community Centre on Friday 4th November.
Our overriding theme this year focused on development, planning, resilience and adaptation, and we were delighted to offer speakers from a wide range of organisations including the Environment Agency, Cornwall Council, South West Water, University of Exeter and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Other stand out presentations came from two fantastic Community Flood Group’s in Cornwall, one well established flood group (Portreath) and one newly developed group (Truro).
A full set of speaker presentation slides can be found below and downloaded for free.
For the first time this year, we invited a group of primary and secondary school children to our conference. With thanks to the University of Exeter, the University of Portsmouth, Falmouth Harbour and Oxford Brookes University, research active marine biologists a specially designed seagrass workshop was organised for the children to participate in. The children found out about the importance of seagrass as a means of reducing wave energy, flood probability and sediment increase, alongside its vital role as a major absorber of CO2 (blue carbon sink drawdown) and as a protective habitat and promoter of biodiversity. The second part of their visit saw the children interacting with a range of displays and materials ran by various organisations such as the Environment Agency, West Country Rivers Trust and many others!
An Overview of South West Water
Forum members receive early notice and an invitation to attend the annual conference free of charge. If you’re not already a member and would like to come along, please click below.