Registration for Flood & Coast 2023 is now open.

The CIWEM team are delighted to open registrations for Flood & Coast 2023, taking place from 6 – 8 June at the Telford International Centre. We’re grateful to the 15 sponsors already confirmed for this year’s event. The “flood family” feels stronger than ever.

Our 3-day conference programme – just like everything we do at CIWEM – is about people, planet and possibility. It’s about the people affected by flood risk, and the people working together to manage it. It’s about our changing planet, and the power of nature to help us solve some of the huge challenges we face. And it’s about the wealth of possibility that comes from bringing more than 1000 passionate people together in one space for 3 days to talk, share and learn.

We are committed to growing the reach, impact and diversity of Flood & Coast and to ensure that it is relevant and useful for our whole community. Therefore we are thrilled to introduce our three Strategic Partners working with us on the content for this year’s conference.

The Environment Agency are partnering with CIWEM on Day 1, themed around flooding and coastal erosion risk management in a changing climate. Following some high-profile key note speeches, you can expect to engage in discussions around future risk and investment needs, modelling our changing climate, and adapting to climate change at the coast.

Leading on Day 2 are The Rivers Trust, who are working with our Rivers and Coastal Group building a programme on scaling up the ambition, evidence and delivery of nature-based solutions. This second day of the conference will explore how we as a community can build the momentum around natural flood management and broader nature-based solutions and see them becoming mainstreamed.

The Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) are our Strategic Partner for Day 3. The team of local authority representatives are working with CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Group to develop a highly topical full-day programme on surface water management for people, places and the environment.

Connecting a community inclusive and accessible to all is at the heart of CIWEM’s strategy. This year we are proud to be offering a number of free tickets for students, local authority and Internal Drainage Board representatives, as well as reduced rates for those working in the charity or community sectors, or academia. The more diverse our audience, the greater impact the content will have.

Beyond the conference programme, you can expect some exciting new features at this year’s event.

Recognising the growing skills gap across the industry, we’re launching the Early Careers and Education zone in the exhibition hall which will be free to all visitors. The Environment Agency’s Innovation Hub has a new, larger, location in the centre of the exhibition. Women in FCERM are back, with their hugely popular workshop and networking event open to all, and new this year is a workshop on Collaborating on Inclusivity led by our WEM Pride network, which will also be free to attend. We’ll be launching opportunities for our wider community to run workshops outside of the main conference soon and look forward to building a diverse programme.

The excitement is growing over at CIWEM HQ and we can’t wait to welcome you back to Telford. 

And of course, visit to register and find out more.

See you there!