Co-ordinating police and other response organisations in flood emergencies: sharing good practice

21st June 2011, University of Dundee

Following the major flood recent flood events in the UK (summer 2007, 2008 and autumn 2009), significant developments have emerged in weather forecasting, flood warning and dissemination. These include the new Scottish Flood Forecasting Service provided by the Met Office and SEPA to give advance warning of weather conditions likely to lead to flooding. Direct dissemination of flood warnings to the public is becoming more widely available in Scotland through Floodline Warnings Direct. Questions remain: how do emergency plans best adapt to new advance forecasting, including severe weather warnings and risk-based approaches? How do police forces best co-ordinate with other groups (notably SEPA, the Met Office, the other emergency responders as well the public) in response to flood emergencies of varying scale, including during the recovery phase? The focus of this Workshop was on learning from past events, current practice, and looking to the future.

Programme and Outputs

A Report on the Workshop - by Tom Ball [204 Kb]

Dr Tom Ball (University of Dundee) and Professor Nick Fyfe (Director, SIPR) Welcome and Opening Comments
Podcast - 9 Minutes [8.8 Mb]

Session 1 Floods: Forecasting, Warning and Dissemination Chair: Dr Tom Ball (University of Dundee)
Session 2 Flood Emergency Response Chair: Dr Tom Ball (University of Dundee)
Session 3 From Response to Recovery Chair: Dr Tom Ball (University of Dundee)
Plenary discussion Chair: Prof. Chris Spray (IHP-UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee)









Flood emergencies Workshop
Flood Emergencies Workshop, 21/06/11

Flood emergencies Workshop
Breakout groups

Flood emergencies Workshop
Breakout groups

Flood emergencies Workshop
Breakout groups