Report from the Commission of Inquiry into flood resilience of the future (March 2015)
In autumn 2014, Parliament conducted a public inquiry into delivering future flood resilience to the country. This included taking evidence from industry, various Government agencies, and local authorities.
The report seeks to set out the challenges facing local communities, and calls on both national and local government to demonstrate a greater sense of leadership, recommending a strategy which can help to provide some practical answers to these challenges.
Disappointingly the Environment Agency failed both to appear before the inquiry or provide it with any written evidence.
Water21‘s contribution can be found on page 26.