Virtual Devon Community Resilience Forum 9th July 2021
Booking for our FREE Devon Community Resilience Forum virtual sessions is now open.
All sessions are open to Devon's Town and Parish councils, community emergency planning groups, flood wardens/flood groups, snow wardens, and community representatives interested in resilience and community emergency planning. Sign up for as many sessions you can like - or any you can make. We recommend all session attendees also attend our Keynote address.
Sign up to sessions here:
09:45 – 10:45
Keeping your community emergency plan up to date
A session on what you need to do once your community emergency plan is finished to ensure it remains relevant.
11:00 – 12:00
Keynote – Climate change and action in your community
Subtitle - Our keynote Speakers are Luci Isaacson, Director of Climate Vision and Crystal Moore, Deputy Director of National Resilience and Planning at The Environment Agency.
This joint keynote session will focus on the threats we face from climate change and how this impacts upon us at a local level, and the actions we can take.
Accessing the Devon Emergency Resilience Fund to Boost your Community Resilience, a Case Study
A community case study from Lympstone on how they have benefited from the fund, with further information on how you can apply
13:45 – 14:45
Flood management; a catchment based approach
This session from the Environment Agency will focus on catchment level strategies to manage flood risk
The catchment based approach is all about ‘slowing the flow’ upstream of at-risk communities and is now becoming an increasingly prominent part of the Environment Agency’s flood and coastal investment programme across Devon.
15:00 – 15:45
Warm weather fire risk; working with your community to reduce risk
Devon and SomersetFire and Rescue will talk us through how we can plan to reduce outdoor fire risk, and communicate fire safety messaging within our communities.
16:00 – 17:00
Increasing community resilience with property flood resilience (PFR)
This session, led by the Pathfinder Project Team, will help you understand how PFR can increase your community resilience and how to access PFR funding.