Through the Environment Act 2016, Welsh Ministers were granted the power to abolish the Flood Risk Management Wales (FRMW) Committee and establish a new Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee (FCEC).

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee provides advice on all aspects of flood and coastal risk management in Wales, and supports Welsh Ministers and all Welsh risk management authorities.

Background

Through the Environment Act (Wales) 2016, Welsh Ministers were given the power to abolish the Flood Risk Management Wales Committee and establish a new committee with a wider advisory and co-ordinating role.

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee came into being on 14th July 2017.

Role of the committee

The committee facilitates communication between the flood and coastal erosion risk management sector in Wales and the Welsh Ministers. Its links with all relevant organisations allow it to process data, knowledge and intelligence into effective advice for Welsh Ministers.

Membership

Martin Buckle is the Chair of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee.The remaining 14 members represent a number of sectors and organisations, including Natural Resources Wales, universities, local authorities, the Water industry and businesses with technical expertise. The members are in post from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2022. More information on public appointments.

Name Organisation Sector
Jeremy Parr NRW NRW
Darren Thomas Pembs CC Lead Local Flood Authority– south west
Geraint Edwards  Conwy CBC Lead Local Flood Authority - north
Andrew Stone Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC Lead Local Flood Authority – south-east
Jean-Francois Dulong Welsh Local Government Association Welsh Local Government Association
Adrian Philpott DCWW Water
Lorna Davis NFU Agriculture
Catherine Wilson Cardiff University Universities
Karen Potter Open University Universities
Paul Blackman Wallingford Hydro Institutions
Mike Wellington WSP Consultancy Institutions
David Harris Consultant, former LLFA Flood and coastal erosion risk management professional
Natalie Haines Mott McDonald Flood and coastal erosion risk management professional
Anne-Marie Moon JBA Consulting Flood and coastal erosion risk management professional

 

Meetings

  • 10th September 2019
    Welsh Government Offices, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9RZ

    time to be confirmed