Event Summary

2022 saw unprecedented heatwaves, rainfall and prolonged spells of extreme cold creating substantial challenges for national and local services seeking to preserve lives and infrastructure. With extreme weather becoming more common in the UK, attend Westminster Insight’s  one-day Conference in London for practical insights on how  to anticipate, prepare, respond, and recover from extreme weather incidents.

We will discuss the Government’s new Resilience Framework and plans to strengthen how the UK prepares for and responds to emergencies. What are the implications  for extreme weather preparedness?

You will learn lessons from previous extreme weather events, including heatwaves, flooding, winter storms and extreme cold. From the national level of protecting critical national infrastructure to the local level of providing an emergency crisis response, take away information and guidance to build resilience.

To be better prepared for what lies ahead, time will be spent discussing future UK climate predictions and how we can adapt our infrastructure and services to better withstand extreme weather incidents.

Share ideas with your peers from local authorities, emergency services, health services, critical national infrastructure, emergency planning and civil contingencies, the private and third sectors.

Networking time will be built in to discuss how to build effective multi-agency partnerships and resilience networks. Explore how to overcome barriers to communication and information sharing to deliver more coordinated crisis responses to the increasingly dangerous weather events that we will face.

Key Points

  • Hear about the UK Government Resilience Framework and the implications for extreme weather preparedness
  • Lessons learnt from multi-agency crisis responses to previous extreme weather events including flooding, named storms, heatwaves and extreme cold
  • Overcome barriers to multi-agency working to deliver a ‘whole society’ approach to extreme weather
  • Learn how to protect public health in both extreme cold and heat
  • Build resilience to extreme weather in communities through the provision of resources, information and guidance
  • Understand how critical national infrastructure plans to improve its readiness for extreme weather to keep vital services running
  • Explore the impact of climate change and future weather predictions so we can be better prepared for what lies ahead