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Communities Prepared are excited to announce a new initiative for the 2022 Flood Expo

Posted: 22/08/22

Communities Prepared are excited to share that the Flood Expo will be at the Birmingham NEC from 14th-15th September. This is Europe’s leading Flood Management event and provides the public with an opportunity to interact with flood professionals, local authorities and communities all in one place, for free. They look forward to attending and engaging with the Flood sector and wider public, as well as enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the latest technologies, services and strategies available to help predict, prevent and manage flooding.

What is most special for Communities Prepared about Flood Expo 2022, is the brand new -and first of its kind- Community Flood Zone. This initiative has been developed by Communities Prepared and other Flood specialists with the explicit aim of centring the public in the discussion around flooding. It is a space for people to go with their questions, concerns and needs and help to shape the priorities of Flood sector and the wider conversation around flooding. The Community Flood Zone will include:

  • Communities Prepared – answering questions and giving advice to support local communities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from flooding and other emergencies. Have a look at their work ahead of the Expo:
  • Mary Dhonau – answering questions and giving practical flood preparation advice using the flood mobile: a ‘flood house on wheels’ that demonstrates various property-level adaptations that can reduce the impact of flooding in your homes and business buildings. Have a look at their work ahead of the Expo:
  • Flood Re – answering questions and offering advice regarding affordable insurance options and the Build Back Better scheme for those who experience flooding in their homes. Have a look at their work ahead of the Expo:

If you or your community have been affected by flooding, Communities Prepared urge you to go and speak with them at the Community Flood Zone. Your contribution to the conversation is vitally important and will enable them to continue and develop this initiative beyond this year. The entire Expo is free to attend and both welcomes and depends upon the engagement with the public, so please join them!

Follow the link to the Flood Expo website to sign up for free and see what’s in store, and please share the event with anyone you feel would benefit from it. The venue is wheelchair accessible, easily accessible by train or car and has extensive carparking facilities that you can prebook. Feel free to contact Communities Prepared with any questions or concerns ahead of the event.

Link to Flood Expo free registration page:

Flood Expo home page:

Link to prebook parking:

Link to plan your visit (transport etc):