ADA Conference

Sharing knowledge

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.

81st Annual Conference - 2018


Tony Gee and The Risk Factor


Wednesday 14th November 2018


One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA


ADA’s 81st Annual Conference & AGM is an essential event for the members and officers of flood and water level management authorities in the UK. The Conference brings together over 200 delegates from across the flood and water level management industry to discuss the key policy issues of the moment. Members attending include those from the Environment Agency, internal drainage boards, local authorities, regional flood and coastal committees, Natural Resources Wales, and the Coal Authority, as well as a number of ADA’s associate members who supply the sector.

The event will promote ADA’s vision for flood risk management authorities working in partnership together, delivering effective services through good governance and strategic planning. This will be a brilliant 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.

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About our speakers:

Sue Hayman MP

Sue Hayman MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Robert Hössen

Robert Hössen

Expert Crisis Management, Veiligheidsregio Noord-Holland Noord (VRNHN)

John Curtin

John Curtin

Executive Director of Flood & Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

Sarah Hendry

Sarah Hendry

Policy Director for Floods & Water, Defra

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