Flooding and flood water management in Hampshire

Flood risk management: news and events

Conference December 2013: working in partnership to minimise flood risk

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About the event

The County Council hosted a mini conference on 9 December 2013, entitled ‘From Planning to Delivery’.

The event was attended by all Hampshire’s local flood risk management authorities, including water companies, district councils and the Environment Agency. It focused on the challenges ahead and how partners can best work together to secure funding and deliver Hampshire’s flood risk management strategy.

Speakers included Southern Water’s Chief Executive, Matthew Wright; and Paul Cobbing from the National Flood Forum charity.

This was followed by the County Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment Select Committee taking oral evidence from the various risk management authorities. The session explored local practice, following receipt of written evidence as published in the ‘From Planning to Delivery’ delegate booklet.

Commenting on the event, Councillor Seán Woodward said:

"when it comes to working more effectively together, in terms of sharing knowledge and delivering schemes to minimise flood risk, team work and preparedness are everything."

St Mary Bourne Infiltration Reduction Plan

The St Mary Bourne Technical Steering Group, chaired by the County Council and including representatives from Southern Water, the Environment Agency, Basingstoke & Deane and Test Valley Borough Councils and St Mary Bourne Parish Council have been working together on a plan to address the sewer infiltration problems experienced at times of high groundwater in the village. The plan can be viewed on the Southern Water website