The Duke of Gloucester Lecture: The Pitt Review, 5 Years On

Date of event: 31 May 2012

The Institution of Civil Engineers will host a lecture asking what critical points were missed when findings from the Pitt Review were transferred to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010?

Hosted by the Inter-Institutional Flooding Group the event will take the form of a ‘Question Time’ style panel debate examining whether any critical recommendations were missed. HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO will be in attendance to deliver the opening address. The Duke has firsthand experience; Gloucestershire bore the brunt of the flooding of 2007 and his personal connection to the area led him to look to the professional bodies seeking solutions to flood risk and prevention.

The expert panel line-up features:

  • David Rooke, Director of Flood and Coastal Risk ManagementEnvironment Agency
  • Dr Mat Barber, Assistant Director Infrastructure and Corporate ResilienceCabinet Office
  • Roy Harold MBE, (Chief Fire Officers Association Lead for Flood Rescue); Assistant Chief Fire Officer,Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
  • Richard Ashley, Professor of Urban WaterSheffield University
  • Dr Richard Crowder, Director; Flood, Coastal and Environmental ManagementHalcrow

The event will be held at the Institute of Civil Engineers on 31 May 2012.

Visit the ICE website for more details and to book a place.

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