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    :: Conference Profile


    Hosted by University of Gloucestershire, which lies at the heart of one of the areas most severely affected by the 2007 floods, and which plays a key role in the local and regional economy, FloodFighters :: 2008 will be building on its effective formula of high level conference and high level practical workshops, with defined learning outcomes.

    Case studies from Severn Trent Water, into their handling of the 2007 floods will provide delegates with an excellent opportunity to review the difficult realities faced when major floods strike.

    A key feature of the programme is that of knowledge transfer to enhance the crisis management, business continuity management and recovery capability of participating organisations. To make sure this event is as effective as possible, it is organised to give all attendees a unique, entertaining, participative and challenging experience.

    By following incident timelines provided by experts and leaders of front line responder organisations such as fire, police, utilities and private responder companies from around the world, delegates will gain a greater understanding of, and insight into:

    • The actions required to recover from a major incident;
    • An appreciation of the extent to which recovery depends on pre-planned resources and pre-defined actions
    • The options available for recovery and how to select those most appropriate; and
    • How to develop a workable and ‘disaster friendly’ resumption/recovery plan;

      Click on 'Agenda' for timings and programme

    Standalone Workshops :: 5th November

    On November 5, we invite delegates to attend a tactical workshop stream to be hosted by industry professionals.

    Devoted to tactical managers and practitioners. Delegates will be introduced to the latest in underwater rescue methods and swiftwater safety. Each session will be conducted by experts in their fields of flood rescue and is aimed at providing valuable insights into tested practices by instigators of rescue operations.
    Tactical Workshop 'Agenda'


    FloodFighters :: 2008
    will highlight:

    • Emergency response case studies
    • Crisis management
    • Managing the recovery
    • Situation assessment
    • Resource issues and solutions
    • Testing the new plan and
    • Media communication