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Friday 28 Sep 2018Flooding in Torbay & EU Circle Case Study on Torbay Coastal Flooding

Dave Stewart - Torbay Council

Harrison 170 13:30-14:30


During the presentation I will present the roles and responsibilities of Torbay Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority.

Highlight the different sources of flood risks in Torbay and show a number of photographs/video of historic flooding.

Provide details of a number of flood alleviation schemes that have been carried out within Torbay.

Then the presentation will focus on the works undertaken on the EU Circle Torbay Case Study focusing on the effects of climate change on critical infrastructure due to coastal flooding.


David is the Service Manager for the Engineering Section within Torbay Council. He has worked for Torbay Council since 1993 originally as a Senior Engineer within the capital section of the drainage section; managing works for South West Water under the sewerage services management contract until 2003, developer services works for South West Water and capital works. Since 2003 in addition to the works undertaken on behalf of South West Water David has managed the land drainage works and flood alleviation schemes together with maintaining the main rivers within Torbay on behalf of the Environment Agency. In 2005 David became Service Manager for the Council’s Engineering Section. Over recent years David has produced a number of strategic documents specifically in relation to flooding and these include the Torbay Council Level 1 and Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessments, The Torbay Council Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and the Torbay Council Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. Prior to joining Torbay Council David worked as a Senior Engineer within the drainage departments of Lincoln City Council and Great Grimsby Borough Council and has over 30 years of experience in the drainage industry.

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