The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 introduced significant changes to the way in which flooding and land drainage issues are addressed in England and Wales. It underpins a new risk management approach, clarifies roles and responsibilities and establishes an organisational framework. This one day course will give you an overview and understanding of the current legislation relating to land drainage in England and/or Wales.
This course is aimed at:
- Any non-legal professional dealing with the day-to-day management and development of land with land drainage concerns.
- Engineers, planners and policy staff working with land drainage authorities
- Developers and their agents
- Land managers
A legal background is not required.
The general philosophy behind the course is to provide:
- A clear understanding of the current legislation
- Practical advice on the rights, powers and duties that ensue from case law, common law and legislation
- Direction to available information sources
Craig Burman LLB
Craig is Managing Director of The Kotahi Partnership, a specialist environmental law firm based in Leeds, Yorkshire. He is a highly experienced environmental law and regulatory compliance advisor and advocate and was formerly Regional Solicitor for Yorkshire and the North East Region of the Environment Agency and Senior Managing Lawyer (Enforcement and Prosecutions) at The Environment Agency.
Jeremy Benn FREng MA MSc CEng C.WEM FICE FCIWEM MASCE MIEI
Jeremy is the Executive Chairman of JBA Group. He has over 32 years’ water engineering, management and hydrology experience working in the UK and overseas and has published and lectured widely on these subjects. He has been involved with flood risk mapping (at national and local scales) since 1984 and is Framework Director for the Water & Environmental Management Framework with UK flood management authorities. He is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on river hydraulics.