Single Property Unit

Should London build an Ark?

09 October 2019

Up to 1.3 million people across 551,000 household are at risk if London floods.[1]


With at least 25 per cent of London’s properties not insured for flood damage, what is the Mayor doing to protect Londoners and the capital’s infrastructure from the impact of severe flooding?


The London Assembly Environment Committee will tomorrow examine the current flooding risks for London and possible environmental measures that could help mitigate these risks.

The guests are:

  • Cassie Sutherland, Policy and Programme Manager, GLA Environment
  • Alex Nickson, Wastewater Systems Strategy Manager, Thames Water
  • Sarah Smith, Area Flood Risk Manager - London, Environment Agency
  • Steve Iles MBE, Director of Public Realm, Croydon Council


The meeting will take place on Thursday, 10 October at 10.00am in The Chamber, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

             Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast  or on our YouTube channel.


Follow us @LondonAssembly and tweet about the meeting using #AssemblyEnviron & #FloodResponse



Notes to editors

  1. Environment Agency, TE2100 5 Year Review: Non-technical summary.
  2. Read the agenda papers.
  3. Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the Environment Committee, is available for interview.
  4. Find out more about the London Assembly Environment Committee.
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


For media enquiries, please contact Aoife Nolan on 020 7983 4067.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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