1. Registration and Refreshments

  2. Opening Remarks from the Morning Chair

    Hannah Coogan Hannah Coogan
    Technical Director, Flood Risk Management, JBA Consulting
  3. Exploring the New FCERM Strategy and Likely Shifts in Future Practice and Ambitions

    Drawing on insights from major programmes and his role on the advisory group for the National FCERM Strategy, Steven will explore the likely ‘shifts’ in our future practices and ambitions, and the role of creativity in delivering long-term value.

    Steven Trewhella Steven Trewhella
    Director, Rivelin Bridge & Chair, ACE / EIC Water Group
  4. Local Authority Perspective on the New FCERM Framework and the Challenges to its Implementation

    • The importance of translating the FCERM strategic objectives into measures that are implementable
    • How these measures will impact different legislative and regulatory frameworks and how they will be translated into an action plan
    • Cost estimation and funding to implement these actions
    • Cooperation with other stakeholders such as Water Companies
    Patricia Cuervo Patricia Cuervo
    Senior Flood and Water Management Officer, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  5. Morning Refreshments & Networking

  6. Achieving Better Flood Resilience Through Public, Private, Voluntary and Community Collaboration

    • Outlining Business in the Community and our resilience work with small businesses, including information about our Would You Be Ready? campaign
    • Detailing BITC's position on the Defra Property Flood Resilience Roundtable and the importance of the Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice, which is launching in December 
    • Providing an insight into our current work on the Extreme Weather Taskforce:
      • supporting the physical resilience of small businesses by encouraging the Code of Practice to be embedded by those at high flood risk
      • how this project will support lead local flood authorities & local authorities
    Hannah Tankard Hannah Tankard
    Campaign Manager, Business in the Community
  7. Practically Using UKCP18 Climate Tools for Long-Term Flood Risk Management and Resilience Planning

    • Evaluating the different tools available; their strengths and limitations. 
    • Exploring how different users are starting to exploit UKCP18 results when developing local flood risk and water resource plans 
    • Harnessing technology to better monitor and predict flooding with actionable advance warning
    • To what extent do climate change predictions need to be given more emphasis in planning for surface water flooding mitigation? 
    • Practically using climate projection tools for local flood risk planning
    Jonathan Glerum Jonathan Glerum
    Regional Flood Risk Manager, Anglian Water
  8. Audience & Panel Discussion: Delivering FCERM Policy on the Ground

    The morning presentations will be followed by an audience and panel discussion around the current regulatory, policy and funding frameworks for flood risk management in the UK. Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and share their own views on how the industry can move forward - what are the barriers and opportunities and how can the policy aims be achieved effectively?

  9. Networking Lunch


    Managing Flood Risk in Planning

  11. Achieving Innovative Housing Solutions Within the New National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

    • Assessing the impact of new NPPF requirements relating to flooding for new housing design and planning:
      • applying the exception test
      • assessing “cumulative impacts of flood risk”
      • balancing flood risk with a pragmatic and commercial approach 
    • Examining how planning guidance is encouraging a holistic approach to flood risk, considering water quality, biodiversity and community benefits  
    Richard Coutts Richard Coutts
    Principal, Baca Architects

    Surface Water Management

  13. Examining the Impact of Introducing Schedule 3 (SuDS) in Wales and Likely Wider Implications

    • Providing an overview of the differences between England & Wales in relation to delivering Schedule 3 
    • Examining the impact the new regulations have had on existing and subsequent planning applications, both for developers and SABs:
      • highlighting the benefits of including SuDS in development planning
      • to what extent has this changed roles or increased workloads for LLFAs and water companies?
    • Detailing what is being done to encourage the implementation of multi-beneficial SuDS
    • Assessing how best practice in SuDS might now evolve across England and Wales
    Jean-Francois Dulong Jean-Francois Dulong
    Flood & Water Officer, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)
  14. Managing Surface Water in the City: The London Sustainable Drainage Action Plan

    George Warren George Warren
    Project Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Team, Greater London Authority
  15. Audience & Panel Discussion: Practical Approaches to Surface Water Management and SuDS Implementation and Adoption

    The presentations will be followed by an audience and panel discussion on surface water management and how different LLFAs are practically interpreting current guidance. Delegates are encouraged to share their own approaches to surface water management and their views and experiences on SuDS implementation and how adoption and maintenance of schemes can be facilitated.  

  16. Afternoon Refreshments


    Case Studies: Enhancing Flood Resilience through Innovation, Collaboration and Partnership

  18. Finding Our Way with Natural Flood Management (NFM) using Yorkshire Case Studies

    • Examining why natural solutions are now a mainstream tool in flood risk management
    • Case studies will be taken from Yorkshire, in particular a study to reduce flood risk across the 700km2 River Aire catchment upstream of Leeds
    • Exploring the multitude of issues that need to be navigated to successfully develop a NFM scheme such as:
      • the evidence available
      • design of measures
      • funding
      • working with stakeholders and partners
    • Giving thoughts on the project aims, scale and setting and current policy 
    Emma Wren Emma Wren
    Principal Hydrologist, Mott MacDonald
  19. Humber 2100+ A New Strategy for Managing Risk in a Changing Environment

    • The Humber – its scale and importance 
    • The Strategy – our journey
    • Working together in partnership
    • Humber ambitions – importance of place based priorities
    • Managing risk in a changing environment – focus on resilience and adaptation
    Dr David Hickman Dr David Hickman
    Head of Environment, Lincolnshire County Council
  20. Closing Remarks from the Chair and Close of Conference