CIWEM CEO addresses policy chiefs on future UK flood-risk management


CIWEM chief executive Terry Fuller will join confirmed speakers from Defra, the National Flood Forum and the water industry to address a high-level conference in November looking at the UK’s next steps for managing flood risk and coastal erosion, writes Karen Thomas.

The Environment Agency updated England’s flooding and coastal-erosion management (FCERM) strategy two years ago after public consultation. Last year, government pledged to double its spend on FCERM to £5.2 billion between 2021-2027, aiming to avoid some £32 billion worth of flood-related damage and to protect an additional 336,000 homes.

November’s online conference is chaired by co-chair of the all-party parliamentary water group Baroness McIntosh of Pickering. Confirmed speakers include National Flood Forum chief executive Paul Cobbing, Association of Drainage Authorities chief executive Innes Thomson, Flood Re chief executive Andy Bord and Defra director of floods and water Georgina Collins.

Fuller will address the conference session looking at future flood-risk management systems in England, talking about what to address to achieve best practice and wider investment in FCERM.

CIWEM is a leading organisation in the growing field of property flood resilience – working to train and accredit organisations that supply systems to protect homes and businesses from the growing threat of floods.

Next steps for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Timing: Morning is organised by Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum, on Tuesday 30 November. Find out more at:

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