Paul Cobbing

Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum

Paul is Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum, a national charity that supports and represents flood risk communities. It works by helping people to prepare for flooding and supporting them to recover their lives when they have been flooded. The National Flood Forum also works with government and other organisations to put flood risk communities at the heart of policy making and operational delivery
Paul is also the Independent Chair of the Calderdale Flood Commission, Convenor of the West Midlands section of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, a Director at Localise West Midlands a member of Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee for the West Midlands and on the Board of the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Nature Partnership.
Previously, Paul worked in a variety of public and private sector roles relating to the environment, including delivering agri-environment schemes, managing the land in a large country park in Cornwall, and dealing with policy issues in Defra and Government Office for the West Midlands.

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After the Floods – where are communities now?

Following the floods of winter 2015 and the various enquiries nationally and around the country, where are we now and what are the prospects for communities? What has changed and what more do we need to do?