Exploring effective flood risk communication

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar


Flood Risk Management (FRM) Knowledge Exchange Programme – Learning Hour ‘How do you know what you don’t know?’ Exploring effective flood risk communication Speakers: Fiona Henderson, Karin Helwig, Paul Teedon (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Sophie Beier (Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW)): Thursday 25 March, 6.30pm. Zoom On behalf of the Scottish Government, Sniffer provides regular CPD events for professionals who manage flood risk and respond to flood events. Working with the Scottish Flood Forum we would like to involve communities affected by flooding in this learning event programme to allow their experiences to be better heard and by sharing the latest news from flooding and climate change science, solutions and policy. We would like to invite you to attend the first of these community learning hour sessions which will consider how FRM professionals communicate with communities and how this could be improved. If you would like to learn about and help shape research on this important topic including: How do people know what they don’t know about flood risk and climate change? Where do people currently get their flood risk-related information from? What methods of communicating flood risk information are most effective? Glasgow Caledonian University is currently researching flood risk communications in Scotland. This presentation and Q&A session will explore some of the emerging findings from a review of related international research literature and stakeholder interviews conducted with key organisations in the field. Using examples of good practice, the research aims to make recommendations for the upcoming Flood Risk Management strategies due to be released in 2022. The project is funded by Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW). The Q&A session at this event will also inform the research. The FRM knowledge exchange programme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Sniffer.
Period25 Mar 2021
Event titleFRM Community Learning Hour: Exploring effective flood risk communication
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational