Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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


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:


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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates