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Flood prevention examined with environment representatives

18 March 2016

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds its first oral evidence session as part of its future flood prevention inquiry. The session focuses on flood prediction, climate change and management of the impact of flooding.  

Witnesses

Wednesday 13 April 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House 

At 2.15pm

  • Lord Krebs, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change
  • Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change
  • Professor Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, Met Office
  • Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist, Met Office

At 2.45pm

  • Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency
  • John Curtin, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency
  • Alan Law, Chief Officer, Strategy Reform, Natural England
  • Rob Cooke, Director, Terrestrial Biodiversity, Natural England

Purpose of session

The session aims to cover:

  • Predicting future floods in a changing climate and preparing for their impact
  • Effectiveness of flood defences
  • Natural management methods in minimising the impact of floods

Further information

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