We were pleased to be able to attend the Flood and Coast 2018 exhibition and conference that took place last week at the Telford international Centre. The event advanced the debate on flood and coast erosion risk, resilience and response between government bodies and local authorities with business, major infrastructure and asset managers, as well as affected communities. Embracing the concept of “a changing climate” the event drew on expertise and experience from different geographies – not only within the UK. A particular highlight in this respect was listening to Jeff Lindner from Harris County Flood Control District as he talked of the devastating impact and the lessons learned from the unprecedented Hurricane Harvey.
The event also focused on partnerships with ‘Shared Ownership and Action’ being the theme of the first plenary session and the hashtag #floodfamily being used throughout the event on social media.
Kerry Foster, RAA’s Technical Director said “It was fantastic to attend Flood and Coast 2018, not only for the interesting and informative conference sessions and debate but also to meet and speak to members of the ‘flood family’ that we already have good working relationships with and those we hope to be working with soon.
We really support the theme of collaboration as there are a lot of us SME’s who are able to bring additional specialist skills and experience to the table and work in partnership to address long term issues and shape the future of the industry.”
We were also delighted to win the Environment Agency’s Carbon Quiz which means that £500 will be donated on behalf of Richard Allitt Associates to Engineers for Overseas Development for the construction of latrines at Kumi Hospital in Uganda.