England & Wales

Local Government Flood Forum: 31-Oct-2018





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 Wednesday, 31 October in London.

The LGFF is the UK’s independent local government voice on flooding matters. We work to give our members up-to-date information and intelligence from policymakers.

The LGFF organises events addressed by leading figures from local government, central government, academia, key national organisations and the private sector.

On the agenda:

The focus of the next LGFF will be to look at the water industry and implications for local government.  We will hear from:

  • NEW UPDATE: Tom Bradbury, NIC presents National Infrastructure Assessment Flood Recommendations
  • Trevor Bishop from OFWAT on Water2020
  • David Knaggs, Albion Water, will be looking at Integrated Water Management using non-potable recycling
  • Steve Moncaster, Chair of Water Resources East will discuss the collaborative approach to water resource planning
  • Daniel Johns, Anglian Water, will be looking at the Anglian Water’s Flood risk plans for 2020-25
  • Alastair Atkinson, WSP and David Arscott, Pyterra will both look at a Digital Catchment – A key to an Integrated Solution 

And we will get an update from Andy Brown from the Environment Agency.


11:00  Registration and refreshments

11:30  Welcome and introduction to the LGFF

           Dr Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, LGiU

11:35  An introduction to groundwater risk assessments for the built   environment

          Alex Gallagher, Secretary of the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society of London

11:40  National Infrastructure Assessment Flood Recommendations

            Tom Bradbury, National Infrastructure Commission

12:00  Waste Water, Drainage & Surface Water Management Action Plans

            Trevor Bishop, Director of Strategy & Planning, OFWAT

12:30  Integrated Water Management using emerging evidence of non-potable recycling

            David Knaggs, Director of Sustainable Development, Albion Water

13:00  LUNCH

13:45  A Digital Catchment – A key to an Integrated Solution

           Alastair Atkinson (Technical Director at WSP) and David Arscott (Managing Director at Pyterra)

14:15  A collaborative approach to water resources planning

           Steve Moncaster, Chair of ‘Water Resources East’ Steering Committee

14:45  Anglian Water flood risk plans for 2020-2025 and beyond

            Daniel Johns, Anglian Water Services

15:15  EA Update

            Andy Brown, Environment Agency

15:25  Roundup and Conclusions

            Andy Johnston, LGiU/LGFF

15:30  Close

This programme was correct at the time of publication but may be altered to reflect speaker changes that are beyond our control.


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