After the floods of 2007 the government commissioned a review, which recommended that local authorities should lead on the management of local flood risk, with the support of the relevant organisations. This is known as The Pitt Review, 2008. This led to the Flood and Water Management Act, 2010.
As a result of this Act, Coventry City Council is now a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and has new powers and duties for managing flooding from local sources, namely Ordinary Watercourses, surface water (overland runoff) and groundwater in Coventry.
Partnership working between the City Council and other relevant organisations and local communities is key to managing flood risk in the future, funding future flood schemes and helping communities to become more resilient to flooding.