If you are a councillor, council officer or you are involved in flood risk management for your local authority, local community or organisation you may want to attend the next meeting of the Local Government Flood Forum (LGFF) on Thursday, 9 March 2017 in London.
On the agenda:
Keynote Speech: Neil Parish MP, Chair of Environment, Fisheries & Rural Affairs Select Committee, presents the EFRA Select Cttee reportChair of Environment, Fisheries & Rural Affairs Select Committee presents the Future Flood Prevention Inquiry & FloodRe.
- Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive of BRE & Joey Tabone, Head of BERG, BITC, present Property Flood Resilience Action Plan & Group
- Alice Baverstock, DEFRA, presents policy aspects of local flood risk management
- Adam Bayliss, Environment Agency, discusses the Joint FCERM R&D programme
- Susana Ochoa Rodriguez, Imperial College London & RPS Group, FloodCitiSense: Early warning tool for urban pluvial floods for citizens and local authorities
And we will be getting update from…
- Emma Thomson, Environment Agency will provide her general update to the Group.
- WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff , Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation – Roads as Rivers
11:00 Registration and refreshments
11:30 Welcome and introduction to the LGFF
Dr Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, LGiU &
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
11:45 Keynote Speech: Neil Parish MP
Chair of EFRA Select Committee (confirmed)
12:30 Local Flood Risk Management Policy
Alice Baverstock, DEFRA (confirmed
13:45 Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation – Roads as Rivers
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
14:15 Property Flood Resilience Action Plan & Group
Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive of BRE & Joey Tabone, Head of BERG, BITC (confirmed)
14:50 Update from the Environment Agency
Emma Thomson, Environment Agency (confirmed)
14:55 Joint FCERM R&D programme
Adam Bayliss, Environment Agency (confirmed)
15:25 FloodCitiSense: Early warning tool for urban pluvial floods for citizens and local authorities
Susana Ochoa Rodriguez, Imperial College London & RPS Group (confirmed)
15:55 Closing Comments: Andy Johnston, LGFF
* 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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