Recent flood chaos - time for action!
26 September 2008, News release from emap
Serious flooding has blighted yet another "summer". With recent flooding causing chaos all over the UK it's time for government, local authorities and water companies to come together to create a framework for effective flood risk management.
Held in November, The Future of Flood Management conference gathers
together a pan-industry line-up of experts to discuss the industry's response
to the Pitt Review, the critical legislative changes, and what's been learnt from
last summer's floods.
Sir Michael Pitt has announced he will be speaking at the New Civil Engineer conference, which takes place in London at the Earls Court Exhibition. Sir Michael will be outlining his latest vision for meeting the flooding challenge, 6 months on from the official release of the Pitt Review.
Antony Oliver, Editor of New Civil Engineer and chair for the conference has commented
"The Pitt Review has set the agenda for fighting the flooding problem, but we are yet to see how the industry will respond to the recommendations. I am very much looking forward to hearing from Sir Michael in person and discussing what action government, local authorities and water companies must take to make real progress on this crucial issue".
The conference opens with an address from Sir Michael Pitt, followed by perspectives from the sector and an open forum for discussion and questions. The event gives an update on the latest government initiatives including new role of the Environment Agency in flood risk management, Defra's Integrated Urban Drainage Pilots and the how to use the updated PPS25 guidelines. This conference also examines the effect of flooding on the insurance industry, the work of the Greater Manchester sub-regional flood risk assessment committee and the lessons learned in Gloucestershire from last summer's floods.
Other speakers at the conference include senior representatives from United Utilities, Environment Agency, Defra, Highways Agency, Communities and Local Government, Association of British Insurers, Scott Wilson and Gloucestershire County Council.
For more information visit www.ncefloodmanagement.com
Event: The Future of Flood Management
Date: 4th November 2008
Venue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5
Organised by: New Civil Engineer Magazine
For further information please email emap