Flooding in the City: Planning for an uncertain future

Online event
Wednesday, 22 November 2023
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Dave Cuthbertson, Senior Advisor & Flood Risk Management Policy and Adaptation Team Leader, Environment Agency
    • Fiona Hardie, Senior Strategic Investment and Funding Advisor, Environment Agency
  • Property

In this IIL property webinar, Dave Cuthbertson and Fiona Hardie provide an update on the current and future flood risk to London and the Thames Estuary and how it is managed through the Environment Agency’s 100-Year Climate-Adaptation Plan.

As the UK seeks to manage flood risk as the climate changes, nowhere are the stakes higher than in London, a city built with its toes in the tidal Thames. The UK capital’s GDP stands at nearly £500 billion. It is home to 9.6 million people and its property stock is worth an estimated £1.5 trillion. All are exposed to climate risk.

Eleven years ago – seeking to make the capital and communities along the Thames more resilient as climate change brings more extreme weather with more intense and frequent storms, floods and droughts – the Environment Agency published the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan. This sets out a blueprint for a climate-resilient and sustainable London and Thames Estuary; find out what the Environment Agency and its Partners are doing to manage the risk of tidal flooding and benefit more than 1.4 million people and £321 billion worth of residential property, as well as delivering wider environmental and sustainability benefits.

The speakers from the Environment Agency lead this webinar and explore the key challenges faced by organisations and stakeholders who are delivering this 100-year climate adaptation-pathways approach and the pathway we find ourselves on now.

Learning objectives:

  • Past, present, and future risk - understanding climate change impacts on London and the Thames Estuary
  • How we use the adaptation-pathway approach to manage flood risk
  • Critical success measures and challenges to managing a 100-year strategy

Chair: Ian France, Head of Property, QBE European Operations

  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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