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London Drainage Engineers Group

  • By jennifer.sibley

The London Drainage Engineering Group (LoDEG) was formed in 2011 following the creation of the new Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) role for London Boroughs. This role established new statutory duties for London Boroughs regarding the management of local flood risk as defined by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

LoDEG's main aims are to:

  • facilitate partnership working between London Boroughs and other risk management authorities (including the Environment Agency, GLA and Thames Water);
  • develop tools to support London Boroughs to help them discharge their current and new duties as an LLFA;
  • formulate and provide advice to London Boroughs and LoTAG (London Technical Advisers Group);
  • promote best practice, and share knowledge and experience within the profession.

LoDEG recently commissioned Metis to undertake a piece of work looking into how London LLFAs determine what should be included within their Significant Flood Asset Registers. This action followed a survey of LLFAs in 2015 that asked how LoDEG could better provide support to London LLFAs. The work was funded by the London Transport Advisory Group's (LoTAG) Asset Management Board. 

The Significant Flood Risk Management Asset Framework can be downloaded from this webpage. 

LoDEG operates independently of London Councils. The current Chair of LoDEG is George Warren