Free event: Debate UK flood resilience with Bonfield review committee members at a panel discussion on Tuesday 13 December

The Bonfield flooding review, published this autumn, painted a stark picture of flood risk in the UK.

It warned: “The floods this past winter were catastrophic. We experienced the highest rainfall on-record over a single day, building on sustained rainfall over a number of weeks, leading to the highest river flow levels ever recorded. This resulted in a huge impact upon people, homes and businesses, with over 17,000 properties flooded and the cost of the damage caused expected to be £1.3bn.” 

Drawing together stakeholders from the construction industry, product manufacturers, government and insurance sector, Peter Bonfield’s review examined possible solutions to the increased risk to homes of flood damage, including changes to regulation, and putting more responsibility on homeowners to flood proof their homes.

But who will pay for this? What are the key changes that will make a critical difference? And what is the industry’s role in making the action plan a reality?

Ecobuild, in association with Wavin, is holding an event is entitled “Flood resilience in the UK: Does the Bonfield action plan have the answers?”, which will take place on the morning of Tuesday 13 December, in the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre at the Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster, preceded by a breakfast reception.

The morning will be chaired by Nathan Baker, Director of Knowledge at ICE with further speakers including Stephen Garvin from the BRE Group, Graham Brodgen from Aviva & Martin Lambley from Wavin.

The agenda for the morning is as follows:

8.30am: Arrive for a breakfast reception at Institute of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA.
9.00am: The Big Debate
10.30am: Debate ends, followed by a chance for informal questions and networking over coffee and pastries
11.30: Departure

If you would like to attend the event, please email Ruth Sutherland – as soon as possible