This local-central discovery day will explore how all organisations involved in mitigating, responding to and recovering from floods can make better use of digital tools to increase UK flood resilience. It aims to identify areas where central and local government can collaborate on designing digital solutions to solve local problems, and identify digital products that could be built nationally, both to deliver savings and improve local services.
Additional event details
This event is designed specifically for rescue services, local and central government heads of service, assistant directors and service managers, ICT and digital specialists, and other public and 3rd sector roles that work in reducing the impact of flooding.
PLEASE NOTE: this event is for public and select voluntary and 3rd sector employees only.
Registration start: 10.00am
Event start: 10.30am
Key Questions The Event Will Address:
- United front: How do we communicate with the public in a joined-up way, before, during and after a flood emergency? This must include communicating unpredicted events, as well as those expected.
- Smart procurement: How can we improve information-sharing across systems and invest intelligently and collaboratively in technology to help us minimise flood damage?
- Data quality: How do we organise accurate and timely submission of data from multiple agencies to our flood mitigation, management and recovery planning tools?
- Community-led: How do we enable community-led response and recovery?
- B2B: While the objective is to provide better services to citizens, this event will focus on how we work together to achieve that (thus focusing on common tools and platforms, data quality and accessibility, rather than on citizen-facing communications campaigns).