Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England - infrastructure resilience, land use and insurance

Morning, Thursday, 14th May 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the next steps for flooding and coastal erosion risk management policy in England.


It is bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers to examine priorities for flooding policy in the new parliament.


We expect discussion on:



Speakers


There will be keynote contributions from Julie Foley, Director, Flood Risk Strategy & National Adaptation, Environment Agency and Matt Crossman, Head of Resilience Study, National Infrastructure Commission; Mark Hoban, Chair, Flood Re and Laura Hughes, Manager, General Insurance, Association of British Insurers.


Further confirmed speakers include: Richard Bramley, NFU Environment Forum; Fay Bull, Regional Director - Water, AECOM; Jo Harrison, Asset Management Director, United Utilities; Heather Shepherd, Head of Engagement & Technical Support, National Flood Forum; Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities and Councillor Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, City of York Council.


Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group and Member, House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.


The agenda


  • Implementing the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England;
  • Future-proofing critical infrastructure - the National Infrastructure Commission’s Resilience Study;
  • Delivering the FCERM strategy for England - flood resilience infrastructure, land use, natural flood management, and community engagement;
  • Update on Flood Re - encouraging a ‘build back better’ approach, supporting resilience measures, and next steps following the five yearly (Quinquennial) review;
  • The future of land use management in flood risk areas - developing farmland flood resistance, planning sustainable developments, and future-proofing new housing developments; and
  • Next steps for flooding resilience policy.


Keynote Speaker

Julie Foley

Director, Flood Risk Strategy & National Adaptation, Environment Agency

Keynote Speakers

Julie Foley

Director, Flood Risk Strategy & National Adaptation, Environment Agency

Richard Bramley

NFU Environment Forum

Chair

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group and Member, House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Speakers

Fay Bull

Regional Director - Water, AECOM

Councillor Andrew Waller

Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, City of York Council

Innes Thomson

Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities

Heather Shepherd

Head of Engagement & Technical Support, National Flood Forum

Mark Hoban

Chair, Flood Re

Laura Hughes

Manager, General Insurance, Association of British Insurers

Matt Crossman

Head of Resilience Study, National Infrastructure Commission

Jo Harrison

Asset Management Director, United Utilities