Event: Local Government Flood Forum (London)

Date
9 Mar 2017, 11:00–16:00
Venue
WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2
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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

Programme

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

13:00 Lunch

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

16:00 Close

* 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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LGFF is run by LGiU, the Local Government Information Unit, a charity run by councils for councils, with nearly 200 councils in its networks. LGFF is supported by global design, engineering and management consultancy WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.

For more on the LGFF please contact on 020 7554 2800 or by email at barry.obrien@lgiu.org.uk

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