- Keynote: Stuart Roberts, NFU Vice President
- Heather Shepherd MBE, Flood Recovery & Community Support Specialist, National Flood Forum
- Professor John Moverley OBE, Chairman of the Amenity Forum & Chairman of the West Midlands Forestry & Woodlands Advisory Committee
- Mary Dhonau OBE, Chief Executive, Know Your Flood Risk
- Leonie Cooper, Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee, London Assembly
- Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager, York City Council
- Bronwyn Buntine, Chair, Association of SuDS Authorities & Surface Drainage Team Leader, Kent County Council
- David Mitchell, Senior Manager, Somerset Rivers Authority
- Andrew McGill, CEO, Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board (LMDB)
- Dr. Monica Rivas Casado, Environment Programme Director, Cranfield University
- Ian Moodie, Technical Officer, ADA
- Joshua Wells, Project Manager, Trent Rivers Trust & Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
Around 5 million people live in flood risk areas in England and Wales. * Recent reports of flooding incidents across the UK highlight the damaging effect floods have on communities and homes.
It is therefore of paramount importance that policy makers place flood risk at the forefront of their agenda. The 2019 consultation on the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England underpins the state of play in this area. While the strategy is a positive step, there is still scope for stakeholders to make a difference to government policy and help develop the UK’s Flood resilience to become a fully integrated strategy.
Westminster Insight’s timely forum on Developing the UK’s Flood Resilience will bring together leading voices from the flood risk management sector, welcoming Heather Shepherd MBE, from the Flooding Forum, Mary Dhonau OBE from Know your Flood Risk and Stuart Roberts, NFU Vice President.
The forum will explore the policy landscape surrounding flooding by analysing recent government legislation. There will also be a focus on the role of local authorities, and you will learn about effective community engagement strategies, multi-agency collaborations and technological developments in the field.