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.
***NEWS UPDATE*** due to continued COVID concerns, the 2021 ADA Conference and AGM will once again be held as online events.
We look forward welcoming Floods Minister, Rebecca Pow MP, Lord De Ramsey and, subject to final confirmation, Prof Sir Dieter Dieter Helm as our key speakers.
Further information about our guest speakers and bookings will be released closer to the event.
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