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22 October - 13 November
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Sustainable Local Communities: The River Thames Scheme and its Role in Greening Surrey

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What’s on offer?

The event will consist of both a panel session featuring high level panellists, a series of brief presentations and participatory public debate with active audience interaction throughout. The event will explain and debate issues of wider sustainability in Surrey, with particular focus on the work being undertaken by Surrey County Council and the Environment Agency in developing an exciting new Thames flood prevention scheme.

What’s it about?

This event is designed to target directly questions of localism and sustainability in Surrey, and the research and planning undertaken by key local and governmental stakeholders focusing on the new Thames flood prevention scheme. The event will ensure that panellists and audience alike come away with a clear idea of the rising risks that flooding poses to key areas of Surrey, the wider sustainability challenges facing Surrey in general, and the responses put forward by the University of Surrey alongside Surrey County Council, and the Environment Agency.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Amelia Hadfield, Founder and Former Co-Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe, Politics, University of Surrey

Ian Christie, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey

Cllr Marisa Heath, Cabinet Member for Environment, Surrey County Council

Katie Stewart, Executive Director for Environment, Transport and Infrastructure, Surrey County Council

Jeanne Capey, Project Director, Environment Agency

Of particular interest to

The public, anyone is welcome