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RISC-KIT webinar on coastal risk assessment tools and applications in the UK.

26 April 2017

 

The planned webinar with UK Environment Agency staff took place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 with the extremely healthy attendance of 17 staff from across the central management and operational structures of the Agency (including the Evidence Directorate, Waves and Estuaries team within Modelling and Forecasting, Incident Mapping and Modelling, 'State of the Nation' group and representatives of the regional Coastal Engineering teams). Preparations for the webinar were supported by a brochure, prepared through EurOcean.

The RISC-KIT coordination team from Deltares, Netherlands - Dr van Dongeren, Dr McCall - presented on the overall framework of the project and on the flood forecasting tool developed by the project; the Cambridge team of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit - Professor Spencer, Dr Christie - presented on the Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF), and how it had been applied to the North Norfolk coast, and on the project's web-based management guide. There was a useful general discussion following the presentations and follow-up conversations on particular issues with particular individuals were identified. The webinar presentations were subsequently sent to the Environment Agency, along with a project summary and policy brief, which the Agency agreed to make available to interested parties in the organisation. An audio recording of the webinar was also undertaken.

The EA convenor, Eleanor Heron from the Evidence Directorate, stated that she still wishes to have a regional North Norfolk meeting for more local Agency staff. It was agreed that Ms Heron and Professor Spencer would explore possible locations for the meeting, with a view to this meeting taking place before the end of May 2017, with non-EU funding.

 

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