As with many events this year, we had to move our conference online due to COVID-19 pandemic. Our first virtual conference was held on Friday 6th November 2020 and was one of our most successful events yet!
The recent global pandemic has demonstrated how community groups are able to spontaneously pull together and work cohesively to reduce the impacts of emergencies. Beyond COVID-19, we have also witnessed another wild and wet winter, and this summer the unseasonable arrival of Storm Ellen. At our conference the audience was presented with the issues we need to tackle together, as well as what we can do to become better prepared for future flood and severe weather events. We heard from the ‘Queen of Floods’ Mary Dhonau, Cornwall Catchment Partnership, Lostwithiel Flood Group, Local Flood Risk Management experts and the team working on the new Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder project, plus others.
We would like to thank all our guest speakers for their time and support for this year’s conference, as well as all those who attended on the day and made this year’s conference a successful one. You will find below the various topics which were covered on the day, where you can view their presentations and browse related resources. If you have any suggestions or ideas for our 2021 conference, please get in touch with us!