Non-flood defence structures - new CIRIA guidance
Join us for the launch of CIRIA’s new guidance on Integration of non-flood defence structures into the flood defence system (C804F) and hear first-hand from the authors.
Many structures whose primary purpose is not flood defence are relied upon to fulfil a flood and coastal defence function. Following the introduction of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) there is specific provision for designating these structures as flood risk management assets and providing statutory protection against works which may compromise their flood risk functions. However, despite the guidance and provision to designate non-flood defence structures, evidence to date suggests that the application of legal designation has been relatively limited.
This research study sets out to gain a greater understanding of the use and implications of the designation process with an aim to identify the actions and resources required to overcome potential challenges associated with designation.
Join this webinar to hear first-hand from the project team and authors about the scope of the work, the consultation process and key findings, as well as practical case studies.
Visit the CIRIA bookshop to download your free copy of Integration of non-flood defence structures into the flood defence system – a review (C804F)
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Richards.
Who should attend
- Hear from the project team as they provide an overview of the guide, its findings, and relevant case studies
- Gain a greater understanding of the use and implications of the designation process
- Identify the actions and resources required to overcome potential challenges associated with designation
- Earn valuable CPD
- Flood risk management authorities (Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities, DCs and IDB) other organisations with highways and drainage responsibilities.
- Infrastructure owners, land and property owners and developers on rivers (riparian), estuaries and the coast.
- Planning authorities, organisations involved in legal and other transactional activities associated with land and property transfer.
Thursday 9 March 2023
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Andy Moores, Research Director, CIRIA
11:05 Context and purpose of the work
Philip Smith, Former Geotechnical Group Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
11:15 Process of consultation - methods and approach
Key findings - complexity, what has and hasn't worked
Fay Bull, Regional Director, Water, Europe, AECOM
Rebecca Plummer, Senior Consultant, Water, AECOM
Felicity Street, Flood Risk Consultant, AECOM
11:45 Interactive discussion and Q&A
12:00 Closing remarks
CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members £75 + VAT
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