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Recent events have brought the challenges of managing flood risk back to national attention, and climate change means these events are likely to become more frequent.

Building on the previous Committee’s interim report on coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change, this inquiry focussed on the Government’s approach to managing the risk of inland flooding in England. The inquiry also took into account evidence received and questions raised during the coastal flooding inquiry.

Read our report, published in February 2021

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

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Past events

Thursday 3 December 2020
10:30am Private
11:00am Public
Flooding - Oral evidence 3 December 2020
  • George Eustice (Secretary of State at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Lord Greenhalgh (Minister of State at Ministry of Housing and Local Government)
  • David Cooper (Deputy Director, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 20 October 2020
1:45pm Private
2:30pm Public
Flooding - Oral evidence 20 October 2020
  • Richard Dawson (Adaptation Committee at Committee on Climate Change)
  • James Richardson (Chief Economist at National Infrastructure Commission)
  • Ali Morse (Acting Chair at Blueprint for Water)
  • Rob Wesley (Head of Policy at Water UK)
  • Richard Bramley (Environment Forum at National Farmers Union)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 1 September 2020
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Flooding - Oral evidence 1 September 2020
  • David Renard (Chair, Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board at Local Government Association)
  • Innes Thomson (Chief Executive at Association of Drainage Authorities)
  • Andy Bord (Chief Executive at Flood Re)
  • Hugh Ellis (Policy Director at Town and Country Planning Association)
  • Paul Cobbing (Chief Executive at National Flood Forum)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 14 July 2020
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Flooding - Oral evidence 14 July 2020
  • Emma Howard Boyd (Chair at Environment Agency)
  • Sir James Bevan (Chief Executive at Environment Agency)
  • John Curtin (Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management at Environment Agency)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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