RCG Spring Conference: Outcome Measures for flood and coastal risk management – fit for the future?

Tuesday 20th June 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost £220.00

Event Description

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have set a number of targets to ensure the Environment Agency and other risk management authorities deliver FCERM (Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management) benefits as a result of investment and achieve their aims.

Outcome Measures are used by the Environment Agency to inform decisions about where to invest FCERM Grant in Aid. The Measures were first introduced in 2008 and revised in 2011, following the introduction of the Partnership Funding system.

Six years on, after significant flood events and changes in FCERM policy and delivery, this event will discuss current experiences in using Outcome Measures and if they are fit for the future.

This conference will consider:

  • Experiences in using Outcome Measures (positive and negative). Have they delivered what is needed and do the public understand them?
  • The relationship between current Outcome Measures and delivery (including Partnership Funding). Do they help or hinder partnership projects?
  • Do existing Outcome Measures have sufficient flexibility to allow us to deliver less traditional, new or developing FCERM initiatives (e.g. natural flood management; catchment management; assessments using natural capital and ecosystem services)?
  • What changes might we consider to ensure Outcomes Measures are fit for future purpose and enable more to be delivered for the people and the environment?

For sponsorship enquiries please email sponsorship@ciwem.org.



SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS


9:00am - 5:00pm


Mark Stratton, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, Manuela Di Mauro, Committee on Climate Change, Hannah Burgess, Staffordshire County Council, Hannah Hogan, Staffordshire County Council, Penelope Pickerin, Aecom, Petrina Rowcroft, Aecom, Helen Todd, Environment Agency, Professor Richard Nicholls, University of Southampton Faculty of Engineering & the Environment, Dave Cotterell, Environment Agency, Ben Lukey, Environment Agency,Nick Bean, Mott MacDonald, Dr Stuart Anderson and Barry Griffiths





1.1 Outcome Measures – A help and a hindrance to our Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management partnership projects by Mark Stratton and Dr Matthew Wadey (paper)

1.1 Outcome Measures – A help and a hindrance to our Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management partnership projects by Mark Stratton (presentation)

1.2 Effectiveness of the current Outcome Measures in measuring the impact of flood alleviation schemes in managing current and future flood risk by Manuela Di Mauro, Project Manager and Analyst (Adaptation), Committee on Climate Change

2.1 Local Schemes for Local People: A Lead Local Flood Authority perspective on Outcome Measures and scheme delivery by Hannah Burgess, Flood Risk Manager and Hannah Hogan, Flood Risk Planning & Projects Officer, Staffordshire County Council

2.2 Delivering benefits for society and the environment: aligning practice with policy to support natural flood management measures by Penelope Pickerin, Sustainability Consultant and Petrina Rowcroft, Technical Director for Environmental Economics, Aecom

3.1 The Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy - Managing Flood Risk Through Protection, Preparedness and Resilience Measures by Helen Todd, Humber Strategy Manager, Environment Agency

3.2 Coastal Landfill and Shoreline Management: Implications for Coastal Adaptation Infrastructure Professor by Robert Nicholls, Professor of Coastal Engineering, University of Southampton Faculty of Engineering & the Environment

4.1 Building on the Strengths of Outcome Measures by David Cotterell, Environment Agency and Sue Manson, Incident Management and Modelling Theme Manager, Environment Agency

4.2 New Environmental Outcome Measures for Flood Risk Management by Ben Lukey, Integrated Outcomes Manager, Environment Agency