We’re here to hear you: The Community Flood Zone at the Flood and Water Management Expo 2023

We are looking forward to attending the newly rebranded Flood and Water Management Expo at the NEC in Birmingham from the 13th-14th September. This is Europe’s leading Flood and Water Management event; providing the public with an opportunity to interact with flood professionals, researchers and communities all in one place. Join us there for free.

Community Flood Zone

Thanks to the success of last year, the Community Flood Zone is returning with the explicit aim of centring the public in the discussion around flooding. Developed by Communities Prepared and flood specialist organisations, this is a space to come with your questions, concerns and experiences and help to steer the priorities of the flood services sector and the wider conversation around flooding and community resilience. 

Richard Hood giving the keynote speech before leading a flood specialist panel at the Flood Expo 2022

Richard Hood, Alice Moorcroft-Hughes and Mike Anthony will be on -site running a stall representing CP, looking to offer advice and learn from public experiences to better ensure that our work meets the needs of the communities we support. We will be holding interactive troubleshooting workshops at our stall throughout the two-day event on property level flood protection, emergency plans, understanding your flood type, knowing who to reach out to, understanding responsibilities, and coming together as a community when building resilience to flooding. [resilience wheel image]

There will also be a social event held in which the public can meet and talk to specialists and representatives across the wider Flood and Water Management Sector. The intention of this event is to promote community-centred lived-experience as central to effective flood management and meaningful community resilience. Please join us with your stories, thoughts and concerns.

A space for you

If you have lived experience of flooding, or are interested in climate change and interconnected hazards, emergency response or community resilience, we urge you come to and speak with us at the Community Flood Zone in September. Your contribution to the conversation is vitally important, and will enable us to continue to broaden this initiative into next year. The entire Expo is free to attend and both welcomes and depends upon the engagement with the public: we are here to hear you!

Register to join us

Learn more about the Flood and Water Management Expo and what we have planned.

We hope to see you there. In the meantime, please do get in touch with any questions you have at




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