San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Attend the next meeting of the Local Government Flood Forum on Friday, 20 March in London.
On the agenda will be:
- Keynote Speech: Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Minister for DEFRA, sets out Labour's policies on flooding ahead of the General Election.
- Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum, will be discussing their Pathfinder Project.
- Association of British Insurers, present an update on the progress of Flood Re.
- Environment Agency discuss the re-organisation of the Agency and what this means for local government
- Shoothill & Calderdale Council present online mapping website to help communities monitor potential flooding.
- Enrico Isnenghi, Associate Director, WSP, will be looking at road network resilience and flooding - mulitple centrality assessment.
- Bracknell Forest Council on the latest on SuDs.
- Environment Agency who will also providing a general update to the Group.
11:15 Registration and refreshments
11:30 Welcome and introduction to the LGFF
Dr Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, LGiU
Alastair Atkinson, Technical Director, WSP Group
11:45 Labour’s policy on flooding
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA (confirmed)
12:30 Online Mapping Technology for local authorities and local communities –
Tim Welch, Shoothill & Jae Campbell, Calderdale Council
13:45 Road network resilience and flooding – Multiple Centrality Assessment
Enrico Isnenghi, Associate Director, WSP Group
14:15 Update on ‘Flood Re’
Aidan Kerr, Operations Director, Association of British Insurers
14:45 Pathfinder Project: Community involvement in flood protection
Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive, National Flood Forum
15:15 Update from the Environment Agency
Emma Thomson – Environment Agency
Environment Agency Re-organisation
Neil Davies, Deputy Director of Strategy
15:45 Update on SuDS
Kevin Tidy, Senior Engineer (SuDS and Highway Adoption),
Bracknell Forest Council
* This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.
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Local Government Flood Forum
The Local Government Flood Forum (LGFF) is the independent voice of local government on flooding matters and intends to give local councils a strong voice and a fair deal.
The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) provides the secretariat to the LGFF.
For 25 years the Local Government Information Unit has provided support to councils and championed local democracy. The LGiU is an independent think-tank and a resource for local government. Our teams of policy analysts are experts in local government. They provide practical policy advice, training, consultancy, public affairs services and other resources to our members and other organisations.