Event: Local Government Flood Forum: 20 April 2018

20 Apr 2018, 11:00–15:30
WSP, 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 Friday, 20 April 2018 in London.

The LGFF is the UK’s independent local government voice on flooding matters. We work to give our members up-to-date information and intelligence from policymakers.

The LGFF organises events addressed by leading figures from local government, central government, academia, key national organisations and the private sector.

On the agenda:

  • Dr Janet Riley, De Montfort University & Alex Cameron, Leicester City Council, discusses POWER: a digital local water community to raise flood risk awareness for the residents of Leicester
  • Jon Hollis, Environment Agency, Natural Flood Management – NFM programme & evidence

  • Bruno Venturini, WSP, Application of Advanced Technologies to Natural Flood Management
  • Paul Cobbing, NFF, reviews their work with local authorities
  • DEFRA, 25-year plan, Brexit and Natural Flood Management
  • Andy Johnston, LGFF, FloodCitiSense – an early warning flood service for LLFAs and citizens


11:00 Registration and refreshments

11:30 Welcome and introduction to the LGFF

            Dr Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, LGiU &

            Chris Patmore, Technical Director, WSP

11:45  Natural Flood Management – NFM Programme & Evidence

           Jon Hollis, Natural Flood Management Programme Manager

12:15 Application of Advanced Technologies to Natural Flood Management

           Bruno Venturini, WSP

12:45 Building a digital ‘local water community’ to raise flood risk awareness and promote flood preparedness

             Dr Janet Riley, De Montfort University & Alex Cameron, Leicester City Council

13:15: LUNCH

14:00 Working with Local Authorities: Lessons learned

          Paul Cobbing, National Flood Forum

14:30 FloodCitiSense Progress: implications for LLFA’s and Citizens

           Andy Johnston, LGFF

15:15 Roundup and conclusions

           Andy Johnston, LGFF

15:30 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. For more on the LGFF please contact on 020 7554 2800 or by email at barry.obrien@lgiu.org.uk