NLGN Conference

Flood Resilient Future: Approaches for evolving our approach to managing flood risk

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The winter of 2015/2016 brought misery to many parts of the UK. The social and financial impacts have and continue to be significant – costing councils more than £250 million in flooding damage. With continued pressure on resources, it is essential for councils to develop and evolve their flood-risk management strategies.

NLGN would like to invite you to our half-day conference exploring how local authorities can maintain and improve their flooding resilience strategies.

This conference will bring together professionals to share lessons learnt and promote collaborative and innovative approaches to managing current and future flood risk. By practicing effective flood-risk management, councils have the opportunity to prevent major destruction, improve the wellbeing of communities, and make significant savings.

Together we will address questions including:

  • What are the key components of effective emergency responses?
  • What lessons can be learnt from recent flooding disasters?
  • How can councils practically adopt successful flood-risk management innovations?
We aim to bring together leading figures from local government, national bodies, and the private sector to discuss how to maintain and improve effective flood-risk management across the country.

Confirmed speakers include:

Cllr Tim Swift
Leader, Calderdale Borough Council
Carol Holt
Flood Risk Manager – National Recovery, Environment Agency
Paul Cobbing
Chief Executive, National Flood Forum