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Expert needed to join Lancashire flooding committee
10:00am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
THE Environment Agency is looking for a new member of its flooding committee.
A member is being sought for the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which will cover the major river catchments in the region, as well as the coast.
In particular they are on the look out for people with expertise of working with flooded communities or who have led or advised community flood forums or action groups with experience of flooding.
Coun Derek Antrobus, chairman of the NW RFCC, said: “We all know how seriously floods can affect individuals and communities. We have to be the best we can be at managing risks.
“Membership of the RFCC is one way citizens in the region can help us – through their expertise or ability to speak for communities at risk.”
The committee will be building on work started by the former North West Regional Flood Defence Committee which, since 2005, has delivered £171million of schemes funded by capital grant in aid from the Government via Defra.
Call Kate Murcott on 01925 542464 for details.
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