Turning the Tide: Developing Flood Prevention & Responding Effectively


Around 5.4 million properties in England are at risk of flooding. Flood-related damage costs the whole of the UK over £1bn every year. It is essential that flood prevention is at the forefront of local plans in order to mitigate the risks and damage caused annually. Now is the opportune time for planners, developers, local authorities and emergency services to consider the ways they can develop improved flood prevention and how to respond effectively when flooding occurs.

Join this Westminster Briefing for a comprehensive overview of current flood prevention policy and learn how improved local planning can enhance flood prevention in your area.  

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Comprehensive overview of current flood prevention policy
  • The connection between planning, land use and flood defences: ensuring development does not increase flooding risk
  • Being proactive, not reactive: dealing with the causes of floods before they occur
  • Strengthening your local flood risk management plan
  • Good practice case studies of flood prevention and effective responses to flooding
  • When prevention fails: responding effectively to flooding emergencies

About the Event:

The morning session will focus on current policy developments affecting flood prevention and will examine the key principles when it comes to planning, building and preparing for floods.

The afternoon session will look at best practice examples of the effective prevention of flooding from across the country. The session will be highly interactive and will provide you with practical guidance to take back and implement in your setting.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from: Heads of Spatial Planning, Head of Development Management, Senior Planning Officer, Planning Policy Officer, Sustainable Development Officers, LLFAs, Emergency Planning Officers, Coastal Erosion Risk Management Authorities, Flood and Water Officers, Civil Defence and Emergency Planning Consultants, Local Resilience Forums, Road Maintenance and Improvement Teams, the Environment Agency, third sector organisations and anybody with an interest in or responsibility for preventing flooding in their area.


For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com or call 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: William.Walker-Lane@westminster-briefing.com

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Thursday 20th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event will be held in Central London (Zone 1) - Exact Location TBA

Early Bird: 10% off all bookings until 6 July


Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each


Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Above prices exclude VAT

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