Decision details

Flood Risk Management Responsibilities and the Purchase of Hydraulic Modelling Software

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Technical Services reported that The Flood & Water Management Act 2010 and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 which had established Wirral Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA).  LLFAs were required to lead the strategic management of local flood risk (arising from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses).


Wirral was at risk of local flooding, with a substantial number of domestic properties identified as at risk from potential future flooding. The responsibilities attached to the LLFA role, placed substantial new burdens on the Council in managing these flood risks.


The report identified the new responsibilities and duties and further to the recently revised Contract Procurement Rule 19.1 the Cabinet was requested to approve for the purchase of the WinDes Hydraulic modelling software from Micro Drainage at a cost of £11861.25 which could be funded from DEFRA grants.




That the purchase of the WinDes software modules in the sum of £11,861.25 for the reasons stated in the report be agreed.

Publication date: 29/11/2011

Date of decision: 24/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/12/2011

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