Civil Contingencies 2016: Flooding Summit
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Civil Contingencies 2016: Flooding Summit

Civil Contingencies 2016: Flooding Summit

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Adelphi House

Salford

M3 6EN

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Civil Contingencies 2016: Flooding Summit

Storm Frank caused £3 billion in flood damage when it battered the UK in December 2015. The Environmental Audit Committee has claimed that this damage was partly caused by local councils granting planning permission to build in high flood risk areas. A 2016 report by the Carbon Trust found that 75% of public sector organisations are not prepared for the predicted increased frequency of floods due to climate change. Since taking office, Prime Minister Theresa May has scrapped flood envoys for the North of England and abolished the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Meanwhile, experts have raised concerns that the Government’s delayed National Flood Resilience Review will not do enough to tackle the increased risk of flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall.


Join us for The Civil Contingencies Conference for exclusive insights from experts in flooding practice and policy on the following topics:

  • Flood Protection Funding – Is the Government investing enough in flood defences?

  • Local Government Planning – Is it feasible to prevent planning permission in high risk areas?

  • Climate Change – Is climate change still a Government priority and how can the public sector better prepare for its effects?


Speakers Include:

  • John Lloyd - Chairman, the Flood Prevention Society

  • Cllr Keith Little - Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Flood Protection, Cumbria County Council

  • Paul Cobbing - Chief Executive, National Flood Forum

  • Luana Avagliano - Head of Resilience Direct, Cabinet Office

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