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Dialogue live! presents extreme weather
Dialogue live! from Sciencewise, presents extreme weather. Help shape an open policy area and join the debate.
The weather has taken many areas of the UK by surprise - the North East know only too well what devastating impact weather can cause. Join us for a hands-on live dialogue, the results will feed into the current government public dialogue project.
Let's talk about flooding
• Are you interested in flooding and extreme rainfall?
• Do you know what science lies behind forecasts of flooding and predictions of where is affected?
• Would you like to influence how authorities explain and present flooding information?
If so, join us at the British Science Festival
What to expect from our event
You will get the chance to examine and suggest changes to our flooding data and information to make it more meaningful for people.
We will first have some lunch with time for you to look at information and data about flooding produced by authorities, such as the Environment Agency and Met Office.
After this, we will sit in small groups, each with its own flooding expert and we’ll talk about flooding about how our flooding information is generated and used.
We’ll also provide flooding information to discuss what it means to people and communities.
What will we do with your suggestions?
All government organisations that have a role in flood risk management, including the Environment Agency, Met Office, Defra, Dept for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and local authorities, are signed up to make our flooding information as clear and meaningful as possible.
We will use your suggestions to improve the way we develop and present our information.
This event is the first step in a research project to develop more meaningful flood risk information for those at risk of flooding. Please help contribute to this important work.
The experts taking part in the session have now been confirmed:
Tim Godson: DCLG
Graham Lindsay: Environment Agency Flood Resilience
Kirsty Harwood: Environment Agency Flood Resilience
Caroline Maarouf: Environment Agency Flood Resilience
Alison Crowther from Sciencewise will be chairing the session.
Free: Booking required. To book, please visit http://britishsciencefestival.eventbrite.co.uk/