Local Government Flood Forum
The LGFF is the independent voice of local government on flooding matters that gives local councils a strong voice and a fair deal. The LGFF is supported by global design, engineering and management consultancy WSP.
The LGFF works to ensure that members have access to the mostup-to-date information and intelligence from policy makers. RecentLGFF speakers have included Defra Minister Richard Benyon MP, Environment Agency National Coastal Policy Manager Alison Baptiste, Defra’s Head of Funding, Insurance and Outcomes Daniel Johns and the Committee on Climate Change’s Head of Adaptation Dr Sebastian Catovsky.
LGFF membership also gives members access to cutting-edge research. In 2011, LGFF partnered with Imperial College London, Met Office and EU-backed RainGain project to develop and pilot innovative technology that will radically improve the management of surface water flooding.
In 2013/14, the LGFF will be discussing floods insurance, property level protection, the SUDS Approval Bodies and the impacts of changes to the planning regime on flooding.
LGFF membership entitles members to send two delegates to three day-long meetings addressed by leading figures from local government, central government, academia, key national organisations and the private sector. To help ensure that these events are as convenient as possible for members to attend, meetings will be held in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Further information about the LGFF’s work, including presentations from previous meetings and future meetings, can be found on the LGFF website at www.lgff.info.