The Conference is ADA’s largest annual event with over 200 delegates attending from across the UK’s flood and water level management organisations that are members of ADA. It informs our members of ADA’s activities and offers high-level presentations from leading political and industry speakers. Delegates are able to discuss topical flood and water level management issues during a structured discussion forum.
The event promotes ADA’s vision for flood risk management authorities working in partnership together, delivering effective services through good governance and strategic planning. It is an annual opportunity for members, officers, exhibitors and sponsors to network, share good practice and gain solutions to local issues from a platform which brings flood and water level management to the heart of government.
Wednesday 10th November 2021
To be held remotely online via Microsoft Teams conference platform
Each year the ADA Conference brings together ADA’s members and flood and water level management practitioners from across the United Kingdom, to listen to and discuss key policy topics of the moment.
ADA are pleased to confirm that members can attend this year’s ADA Conference free of charge. Being held as a Microsoft Teams Webinar, the Conference will retain a leading line-up of speakers from government and across the flood and water level management sector, alongside an open discussion forum providing the opportunity for Q&A.ADA Conference Handbook
Please Note: ADA’s Annual General Meeting 2021 will be hosted separately from the ADA Conference 2021.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADA’s 83rd Annual Conference and AGM both took place as online seminars on Wednesday 11 November 2020. Thank you to each of our speakers, panelists, and participants. Below you can find a link to the AGM Handbook as well as information about each speaker and their presentations.
Deputy Director for Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Policy, Defra
Allerton Project Head of Research, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Executive Director of Operations, Environment Agency
Conference Handbook 2019
ADA’s 82nd Annual Conference & AGM took place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 to a packed audience of over 200 delegates and guests including students from Brunel University. Thank you to each of our speakers and sponsors Towergate and VanHeck for their kind support. Below you can find a link to the conference handbook as well as information about each speaker.
Vice President, National Farmers' Union
Chair, Coastal Group Network
Interim Managing Director, Water Resources East (WRE)
ADA’s 81st Annual Conference & AGM took place on Wednesday 14 November 2018 to a packed audience of over 200 delegates and guests. Thank you to each of our speakers and sponsors The Risk Factor and Tony Gee for their kind support. Below you can find information about each of our speakers, download their presentation slides, and find links to videos they showed.
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Expert in crisis management, Veiligheidsregio Noord-Holland Noord (VRNHN)
Executive Director of Flood & Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency
Deputy Director for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, Defra