The Pitt Review, 5 Years On

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ICE LogoWhat critical points were missed when findings from the Pitt Review were transferred to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010?

The effects of the 2007 floods were devastating, causing millions of pounds worth of damage and the largest peacetime emergency the UK has faced since World War II. Michael Pitt's review made several recommendations for change aimed at government, engineers, insurers, utilities companies and individual house holders alike. In 2010 some recommendations were incorporated into the Flood and Water Management Act.

The Inter-Institutional Flooding Group invite you to join us at the Institution of Civil Engineers for a 'Question Time' style panel debate examining whether any critical recommendations were missed. We are delighted to announce that 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 Inter-Institutional Flooding Group comprises RUSI, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The aim of the Groups is to promote flood management and flood resilience across all sectors of the built environment.

The expert panel line-up features:

  • David Rooke, Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency
  • Dr Mat Barber, Assistant Director Infrastructure and Corporate Resilience, Cabinet Office
  • Roy Harold, (Chief Fire Officers Association Lead for Flood Rescue); Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

A drinks and canapé reception will follow the event; all delegates are invited to join us to continue the evening's discussion. To register and for further details including the panel line-up and links to The Pitt Review and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, visit

Free Event

Thursday 31 May 2012

18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Opening Address

18:45 - Panel Discussion 19:45 - Drinks and Canapé Reception


Institution of Civil Engineers

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London, SW1P 3AA


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