Short inquiry into the Welsh Government’s response to flooding in Wales
The Senedd’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (“the Committee”) undertook a short inquiry into the Welsh Government’s response to the February 2020 flooding in Wales. The Committee considered:
- whether the current level of funding provided by the Welsh Government for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM), and for relevant authorities to provide emergency flood response, is sufficient;
- whether more emergency funding will be necessary to assist local authorities to deal with flooding this winter;
- whether local authorities are sufficiently supported to recover from a major flooding event, undertake any necessary investigations and make changes needed to manage the risk of a recurring event;
- how effective the Wales Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee is in providing an advisory and coordinating role to Welsh Government.
The Committee received written evidence from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Local Authorities and these have been published. On 8 October 2020, the Committee held a scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government’s response to the flooding.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 01/10/2020
- Welsh Government response to the Committee's report: Flooding in Wales - 27 January 2021 PDF 449 KB
- Committee report: Flooding in Wales - 9 December 2020
- Correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs - 8 December 2020 PDF 180 KB
- Correspondence from the Chair to the Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) - 23 October 2020 PDF 172 KB
- Briefing note from Natural Resources Wales in relation to the Tan Lan Embankments - December 2020 PDF 91 KB
- Briefing note from Natural Resources Wales in relation to Llyn Anafon - October 2020