About Paul Cobbing
Paul is Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum, a national charity that supports and represents flood risk people and communities. It helps people to prepare for flooding and supporting them to recover their lives when they have been flooded. The National Flood Forum also works with government and other organisations to put flood risk communities at the heart of policy making and operational delivery.
Paul was the Independent Chair of the Calderdale Flood Commission following the floods of 2015. He is a member of the West Midlands section of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, a Director at Localise West Midlands a member of Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee for the West Midlands and on the Board of the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Nature Partnership.
We all talk about working well with communities. But what is the reality? What are communities telling us? What are the options for the future?