Funding of flood and coastal defence projects in England and Wales, Liverpool

7 December, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:30

Find out about the challenges to getting funding for flood defences.
Find out about the challenges to getting funding for flood defences.

About this event

This presentation will address the funding challenges and opportunities related to flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects in England and Wales. It will include a description of the responsibilities of those involved, highlight Defra and Welsh Government funding policies and then focus on the major sources.

Grant in Aid (government funding) provides the bedrock, but other large funding sources are available. This presentation will give examples and case studies related to this.

The presentation will close by looking into the future, particularly at the implications of expected sea level rise on future FCERM funding requirements.


Kevin Keating

Kevin Keating
Speaker: Kevin Keating

Kevin is a chartered civil engineer specialising in work in coastal, estuarine and river environments. This includes coastal processes assessments, flood and coastal defence related option appraisal studies and the design of river and coastal engineering works.

His main focus has been projects in Northern England and North Wales, particularly for local authorities and the Environment Agency. He is also active professionally, with links to local universities and through presenting at regional and national events. He sits on the Engineers Advisory Panel for the Maritime Engineering Journal (a peer review role) and has recently been invited to become the chair of the ICE Merseyside branch.

Kevin works for the multi-disciplinary consultancy Mott MacDonald and has the good fortune to work in the Liver Building, Liverpool.

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised by ICE Merseyside Branch.