Event: Local Government Flood Forum (London)

3 Nov 2017, 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, 3 November 2017 in London.

On the agenda:

  • Matt Crossman & Tom Bradley, National Infrastructure Commission,  looks at infrastructure investment on Flood Risk Management and provides update on the National Infrastructure Assessment. 

  • Enrico Isnenghi & Matt Jessop, WSP, discuss biodiversity in the city – a SuDs perspective
  • Bob Bray, Robert Bray Associates, looks at the coming of age for SuDs
  • Gemma Holmes, The CCC, provides progress report on Climate Change

 And Andy Johnston, LGFF, looks at this year’s floods and the lessons learned


11:00 Registration and refreshments

11:30 Welcome and introduction to the LGFF

Dr Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, LGiU &

Alastair Atkinson, Technical Director, WSP

11:45 Investing in flood risk management infrastructure

Matt Crossman &Tom Bradbury, National Infrastructure Commission

12:15 Biodiversity in the city – a SuDs perspective

Enrico Isnenghi & Matthew Jessop, WSP

12:45 Integrated rainwater management (SuDS) come of age

Bob Bray, Robert Bray Associates

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Progress in preparing for Climate Change Update: Implications for Flood Risk Management

Gemma Holmes, The Committee for Climate Change

14:45 Lesson Learned from 2017 Floods

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