Event Summary

Extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts, storms and flooding are increasing in frequency and severity across the UK. Join Westminster Insight’s one-day conference for practical insights on how we can build resilience to extreme weather events, reduce risk, and prepare people, homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

Understand more about the risks and opportunities of climate change and the UK’s third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3). We will cover the key actions set out in the UK Resilience Framework and progress made.

Gain insight into the lessons learnt from multi-agency crisis responses to previous extreme weather events. What does success look like? Learn how to boost your infrastructure and keep services running through extreme weather events.

To be better prepared for what lies ahead, we will discuss future UK climate predictions and identify patterns and trends. You will hear from an insurance provider about recovering after extreme weather events, and how the UK can build better insurance resilience for flooding.

We will learn how to nudge and engage effectively with the public, embedding responsible actions and behaviours to help mitigate risk and protect public health during extreme weather events.

Network and share ideas with colleagues from across local authorities, emergency services, central government, and infrastructure.

Key Points

  • Next steps for the UK Government Resilience Framework and the implications for extreme weather preparedness
  • Understanding climate adaptation and the third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)
  • Improving multi-agency working and collaboration: learning lessons from previous extreme weather events including extreme cold, heatwaves, flooding, and storms  
  • Protecting public health in extreme weather events
  • Developing resilience: bringing together communities and providing resources and guidance
  • A spotlight on insurance and flooding: mitigating risk and minimising disruption
  • Keeping services running: improving national infrastructure
  • Future trends and predictions: being better prepared for extreme weather changes

Venue Details

In-person: This conference will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London. Attend this full-day event to network, build relationships, and learn from your peers.

Online: The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.

Sponsorship

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