Public Sector Cooperation


ADA has been working with the Environment Agency, IDBs and local authorities to encourage closer partnership working in flood and water level management across England. The aim is to achieve better and more efficient working practices that utilise local skills and expertise.

ADA and the Environment Agency have developed a guidance document and agreement template for use by Risk Management Authorities across England. These Public Sector Co-operation Agreements (PSCAs) have been developed to allow two public sector bodies to set out how they will deliver public tasks of mutual benefit together. Each agreement places both parties on a sound legal basis to efficiently deliver river and coastal maintenance works and provide mutual assistance during flood events and subsequent flood recovery works.