You are invited to a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK

“The floods this past winter were catastrophic […] with over 17,000 properties flooded and the cost of the damage caused expected to be £1.3bn.” Bonfield review

So, what’s the solution?

On 5 April, you are invited to a breakfast reception at the ICE offices to join industry experts and the lead on the Bonfield flooding review, to discuss how the construction industry can help solve the urgent issue of flood risk in the UK.


Chair: Nathan Baker, Director of Engineering Knowledge, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Graham Brogden, Head of Technical Claims, Aviva

Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE Centre for Resilience

Martin Lambley, Product Manager, Wavin

The panel will consider questions arising from Bonfield’s review and its recommendations to change regulation, and put more responsibility on homeowners to flood proof their homes, including:

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

A select audience of the UK’s top contractors, consulting engineers, civil engineers and building services engineers will have the chance to have their say and ask questions of the panel.

9.00am: Breakfast reception at Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA
9.30am - 10:30am: The Big Debate
10.30am: Q&A session
11.00am - 11:30am: Informal networking & refreshments

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an extremely interesting discussion.

Places are strictly limited, so please confirm your attendance with as soon as possible.