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    :: Conference Agenda

    May 5 :: 2009


    08:45 :: Registration & Coffee
         
    09:15 ::

    Welcome
    Sally Sheen
    Chief Executive of the Fire Service College, UK

         
    09:30 :: Opening address to meeting
    Chief Paul Hayden - Chair of Meeting
    CFO Hereford and Worcester FRS, Chief Fire Officers Association lead on Environment and Flooding
         
    09:40 ::

    A description of the experiences of North Carolina in extreme weather related major flooding events. The aim will be to help share knowledge, understanding, information and learning, thereby assisting with identifying effective response strategies.
    Chief Jon B Hannan
    Charlotte Fire Service, NC, USA

         
    10:20 ::

    The business case for a National Flood Rescue Framework: the way forward in 2009 through 2010, culminating with amajor flood exercise in 2011.
    Chief Paul Hayden
    CFO Hereford and Worcester FRS, Chief Fire Officers Association lead on Environment and Flooding

         
    11:00   Networking Coffee Break
         
    11:20 :: Examining the Defra led project involving the UK SAR's Flooding Sub Group, this presentation will set out and discuss the short, medium and long term milestones and outputs.
    Colin Berghouse
    DEFRA - Flood emergencies programme manager
         
    12:00 :: From rainclouds to recovery, Flood Management in Australia: A New South Wales (NSW) State Emergency Service Perspective. The development of flood management in Australia, with particular focus on NSW. The key themes will be legislation, a concept of holistic flood management - from planning to recovery - flood rescue (training and equipment), strategic alliances and other prominent challenges (ie community engagement, floodplain development, climate change and volunteering).
    Greg Slater
    Deputy Director General, NSW State Emergency Service, Australia
         
    12:30 :: An Introduction into the Relationships Between Evacuation Planning and Planning for the (Worst Credible) Floods - This presentation will show the links in the relationships between evacuation planning and planning for the worst credible floods, drawing from lessons learned from Exercise Waterproof in the Netherlands, and from the speaker’s doctorate research work at the Free University of Amsterdam.
    Bas Kolen
    HKV Consultants and the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
         
    12:50 :: Open Forum, Questions and Discussions and Summary
         
    13:00   Networking Lunch and Exhibition
     
    14:20 ::

    Integrating Weather and Environmental intelligence into operational planning and execution - This new £5m single national forecasting and alert service – the National Flood Warning Centre – places the Met Office and Environment Agency in the same room to warn and help to protect people and businesses from flooding and other extreme events.
    Paul Davies
    Deputy Head of the Flood Forecasting Centre (TBC) – The New National Flood Warning Centre

         
    14:50 ::

    The National Procurement Process – An update on the national procurement process for the acquisition of vessels, training and equipment in support of the National Flood Rescue Framework project.
    Terry Brewer
    Chief Executive Officer, Firebuy

         
    15:20   Networking Coffee Break
         
    15:40 ::

    The International Dimension to Flood and Disaster Response – Leader for EU Flood Exercise 2009, Netherlands – An examination of mutual aid, the EU Mechanism, multilateral/bilateral arrangements, the way forward using international response and an exercise in real time to test and rehearse responses, as well as  the UK aspects for involvement in EU-Floodex.
    Peter Glerum
    Deputy Director, Project manager EU-Floodex, Leader for EU Flood Exercise 2009, Netherlands

         
    16:20 ::

    Managed Plenary Session – the consultative process, papers for gathering views distributed and Open Forum - discussions with the presenters and to facilitate consultation involvment

         
    16:40 :: Close