The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee provides advice on all aspects of flood and coastal risk management in Wales, and supports Welsh Ministers and all Welsh risk management authorities.


Through the Environment Act (Wales) 2016, Welsh Ministers were given the power to abolish the Flood Risk Management Wales Committee and establish a new committee with a wider advisory and co-ordinating role.

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee came into being on 14th July 2017.

Role of the committee

The committee facilitates communication between the flood and coastal erosion risk management sector in Wales and the Welsh Ministers. Its links with all relevant organisations allow it to process data, knowledge and intelligence into effective advice for Welsh Ministers.


Martin Buckle is the Chair of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee.   Recruitment of nominated and appointed members will now follow.