The LGFF will be in Paris as part of RainGain a local government conference with French, Belgium, Dutch and UK partners - click here for details
The LGFF will continue to be looking at flood risk response in terms of emergency response, SUDS impact, flood insurance.
In 2012/13, the LGFF will be discussing floods insurance, property level protection, the SUDS Approval Bodies and the impacts of changes to the planning regime on flooding.
The LGFF as part of RainGain held another successful National Observers' Group meeting in London on 16 April 2013.
The LGFF became a partner to an EU-backed project called RainGain an Interreg IV B funded programme that is looking at using innovative technology deal with flooding in urban areas.
Discussed the implications on Government's plans on insurance in flood risk areas
LGFF priorities 2010/2011
In its Structural Reform Plan, Defra has committed to produce a water white paper in June 2011 and implement the findings of the Pitt Review over the course of the next five years. Under both circumstance there will be a need to develop our ideas around:
- Funding for flood risk management
- Clarification of local government’s role and relationship with other stakeholders
- Skilling up council staff/members
- Joining up flood risk management with the Floods Risk Regulations
- Workable implementation plans for SUDS, Investigations, Local Plans and Designation of Features