Local flood risk management and drainage
Local Flood Risk Management Strategy
After the severe flooding events of 2007, which cost the UK economy an estimated £3.2 billion to recover from, The Pitt Review, which reviewed the events, included in its findings and recommendations a call for fundamental changes in the way England is adapting to increased risk of flooding. The report recommended that local authorities should play a major role in the management of local flood risk, taking the lead in tackling the problems locally and co-ordinating all relevant agencies.
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010, designated Liverpool City Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and made LLFA’s responsible for managing flooding from 'local' sources. Section 9 of the same Act denotes that each LLFA for an area in England ‘must develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management in its area (a 'local flood risk management strategy')’.