Climate change is set to dramatically increase the risk of flooding in the UK. As more frequent, intense rainfall is predicted and sea levels continue to rise, there are potentially drastic consequences for homes, businesses, and communities if we fail to prepare and respond effectively to flooding.
This Digital Spotlight: “Flood response in climate-resilient communities” aims to discuss how we can ensure communities are resilient to the threat of flooding posed by climate change. It is important communities have access to the knowledge and tools to give them control of how they prepare for and respond to flooding. Whether those tools include traditional defences, temporary barriers, building restoration, drainage, effective flood warnings, actions plans or emergency response, communities must continue to evolve and build resilience to ensure we’re ready for flooding.
Introducing Nathan Travis Chief Fire Officer at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Nathan’s career spans over 27 years and three Fire & Rescue Services. Since 2016, he has been Chief Fire Officer at Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service.
Nationally, Nathan has been the Environment and Sustainability lead for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) for ten years, primarily focused on the subjects on organisational sustainability and Climate Change (Adaptation and Mitigation). Raising the awareness of the impacts of climate change on the Fire Sector and supporting services as they develop policies and plans to better manage their own environmental impacts.