9 April 2014
Nick Hills attended a meeting in Birmingham on behalf of OFA. The meeting was convened by the Flood Hazard Research Centre and chaired by Prof Edmund Penning-Rowsell, who invited us. The purpose of the meeting was to assist FHRC in their development of a new free-of-charge website intended to give flood economic data (damages; disruption; simple appraisal tools, etc) to community flood groups and others. They wanted to understand better the requirements of non-professionals with a particular interest in flood risk, alleviation and management. Other attendees included representatives from two other community flood groups, the Environment Agency, the National Flood Forum, Northants County Council, and Mary Dhonau OBE, of MDA Flood Consultants.