Partnership Working

LMDB works in partnership with other competent water management authorities such as the Environment Agency (EA), Lincolnshire County Council – the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), East Lindsey District Council (ELDC), North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), Anglian Water (AW) and other Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs).

Examples of partnership working are:

  • Working with the EA to promote enhanced maintenance of main rivers which the Board lifts water into. Maintenance of these main rivers is essential to ensure that the Board’s systems operate effectively and the level of the protection that they afford is maintained.
  • Working closely with the LLFA the Board’s Officers now undertake consenting and enforcement works on behalf of the Council within the Board’s hydraulic catchment or extended area. Click here for map of the area.
  • To capture an accurate picture of water level management activities across the entire County, we are working closely with the LLFA and other partners to produce a county-wide schedule of flood management works and activities.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the various authorities please follow the link below:


Lincolnshire Flood Risk Management Strategy

Recent Legislative Changes – The enactment of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, appointed Lincolnshire County Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for the County. This requires the LLFA to work with other Risk Management Authorities to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a Lincolnshire Flood Risk Management Strategy, consistent with the Environment Agency’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.

The LLFA saw this as an opportunity to build on the successful ways that all Risk Management Authorities are working together to provide a shared vision on how flood risk and drainage should be managed in the future.

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