Leeds flooding and alleviation, Pontefract

17 January, 2017 | 10:30 - 14:00

Helping to proctect Leeds from flooding in the future.
Helping to proctect Leeds from flooding in the future.

About this event

The talk will give an overview of the Christmas 2015 floods and how this impacted on areas like the Calder Valley and Leeds City Centre. The Government's response and what the Environment Agency and its partners have been doing since then to repair defences, make communities more resilient and plan future flood alleviation schemes will be presented. In particular, the ongoing work in Leeds to reduce the risk of flooding south of the railway station will be highlighted.

At £45m, phase one of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of the largest fluvial schemes in the country, utilising both conventional and innovative techniques, intended to protect some 3,500 city centre apartments, 500 businesses and 200 ha of development land.


Adrian Gill CEng MICE, Envbironment Agency


10.30: Coffee and registration
11.00: Chair's welcome and announcements
11.05: Talk by Adrian Gill, followed by questions and discussion
12.45: Bar open and buffet lunch service


To book your place please email mail@hughallan.net by 13 January 2017, indicating if you will stay for lunch. Payment for the buffet lunch will be in cash when you register at the meeting. The cost will be £12 per person and £2 for dessert.

Organised by the Retired Members' section.


Adrian Gill CEng MICE

Adrian is the Environment Agency's Flood & Coastal Risk Manager for South and West Yorkshire. He is based in Leeds, in a city centre office south of the River Aire. Adrian has worked in both the private and public sector as a designer and project manager and in his present post he is responsible for the development and funding of flood alleviation schemes, incident management and response, data and evidence and development and control.