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Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP): Catchment to Coast

Event organised by ICE

23 November 2023
18:00 - 20:00 GMT
ARU Chelmsford Campus
Room MAB007
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
United Kingdom

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The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) is part of the government's National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. The strategy’s vision is for England to be a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change - today, tomorrow and to the year 2100.

The programme's main goals are to:

  • promote innovative, resilience actions at the local level,
  • reducing the impact of flooding and coastal erosion in 25 local areas by enhancing our understanding of the costs and benefits of these actions and
  • informing future flood and coastal erosion risk management approaches.

25 local projects were completed with the aim of demonstrating how practical innovations can boost resilience against flooding and coastal erosion. These projects focused on 10 resilience actions that go beyond the government's standard funding program.

This presentation will examine how different combinations of actions can benefit local resilience, and explore new approaches and partnerships to achieve resilience goals.

The talk will also explain "Catchment to Coast" objectives and explore creative applications of nature-based solutions and how fostering robust partnerships with local stakeholders can strategically unite communities against climate challenges.

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Jo Matthews

Jo Matthews

Southend-on-Sea City Council

Principal Engineer

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Jo Matthews

Jo is a principal civil engineer and NEC project manager with over twenty years’ experience working in both the highways and flood and coastal erosion management sectors, with particular interest in NBS, sustainable water management and hydro-citizenship.  
Jo has delivered numerous capital and revenue projects throughout the Essex area as well as being involved in incident duty functions and community engagement roles.
Jo is the project sponsor for the FCRIP project, Catchment to Coast and also leads on flood and coastal strategy at Southend on Sea City Council, in addition to acting as LLFA Manager.