Jon Hollis

Environment Agency

Jon Hollis is the Natural Flood Management Programme Manager at the Environment Agency.

Jon has been at the Environment Agency for more than 12 years, where he began in flood mapping, and moved into programme management after a year. His work now focuses on the delivery of the Defra funding of £15m to test NFM interventions and share the learning, not only about how they work, but also about how best deliver them in the future. The programme is trail-blaze new ways of working, and Jon is learning lessons and sharing those as widely as he can.

Jon is a lead assurer, leading a team who review business cases for funding ensuring public money is spent in the most appropriate way. He has incident response roles too.

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Using partnerships to implement Natural Flood Management solutions for communities

This seminar will set the context of the £15m Defra funded Natural Flood Management programme, and look at the role of partnerships and communities to implement NFM interventions. A case study will focus on the role of community and how together they and the project team have overcome some of the challenges faced like using Government Grant to fund community groups, engagement and maintenance and liability concerns.