From 8 October 2014 To 8 October 2014

RainGain 2nd Local Authorities Meeting in London

Grimond Room, Portcullis House, SW1 (9:00-10:45) &

Council Room, One Great George Street, SW1 (11:00-16:30)

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The aim of the day is to build upon the Conference at MACVAL, Vitry-sur-Seine and develop the engagement of local government with the RainGain project.


The conference will have three distinct parts:

  1. Policy discussion;
  2. Conference; and
  3. Optional: Evening river cruise to Thames Barrier.

Policy Discussion

The first part will be a 'Policy Discussion' in the Houses of Parliament and will be hosted by the British Labour Party spokesperson on flooding. At this event the LGIU will present the findings of their research on the governance of flooding and there will be a flooding policy announcement from the British Labour Party. This Policy Discussion will be aimed at members and officers with responsibility for flooding, climate change adaptation and resilience.


The second part will be a 'Conference' that will bring together the RainGain researchers, flooding experts and officers from local government. The Conference will explore two main themes:

Theme 1 - What type of radar installation is appropriate for Local Authorities?

Theme 2 - How will the findings from RainGain affect disaster planning and resilience policy?

The Conference will start with case studies and use these examples to develop thinking about local strategies and plans.