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The Future of UK Resilience

Details: Thursday 21st February 2013, Royal College of Surgeons - London, 08:45 - 16:45.

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Ensuring resilience to civil emergencies and natural hazards is a pertinent issue at present, particularly in light of recent flooding and extreme weather in parts of the UK. The dramatic shift this year from a drought to the wettest June since records began, accompanied by widespread flooding, highlighted the need for communities to develop greater resilience to protect critical infrastructure.
The Civil Contingencies Act came into force in November 2004, placing a legal responsibility for emergency planning on emergency services and local authorities. This also required the formation of ‘Local Resilience Forums’ to help co-operation between Category 1 and 2 responders at the local level. In March 2011, the government released the Strategic National Framework on Community Resilience, which highlighted the importance of localised, community planning to ensure resilience and protection from civil emergencies. This was a set of guiding principles which encouraged community preparedness for emergencies and raising awareness of risk.
Furthermore, on 25th January 2012, the government published the first UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, which highlighted the UK’s vulnerability to extreme weather and the increasing flood risk. Defra expect to spend at least £2.17 billion on flooding and coastal erosion over the next four years.
This forum will provide a timely opportunity for stakeholders to come together to examine and develop strategies for UK resilience against natural hazards and civil emergencies. Following the success of last year’s forum, the day will allow attendees to get a strategic update on building national and local resilience, share best practice, and develop plans to tackle emerging threats and new risks.
The audience will comprise of central, local and regional government agencies, as well as category 1 and 2 level responders, and delegates will include heads of resilience and disaster recovery, directors of civil contingencies, emergency planning managers, business continuity managers, police, ambulance and fire rescue officers, emergency responders, heads of preparedness and response, and directors of telecommunications.


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