The Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership (SFRMP) is responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of any actions required as a result of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010  and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

Sustainable Drainage

A short film has been produced by Stroud District Council on rural sustainable drainage and natural flood management which is well worth viewing. View Here.

Flood Investigations

Under Section 19 of the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, the County Council must investigate significant flooding to identify which risk management authorities have relevant flood risk management functions, and whether each of those authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood. The need to investigate a particular flood is determined on a case-by-case basis considering factors such as the likely source of the flood and the number of properties affected. Click here to view the results of any flood investigations that we undertake.


The group currently includes the following members:

  • Anglian Water
  • Babergh District Council
  • Broads Authority
  • E&S Water
  • East Suffolk Council
  • East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board
  • Ely Group Internal Drainage Board
  • Environment Agency
  • Highways Agency
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Mid Suffolk District Council
  • Natural England
  • National Farmers Union
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk Resilience Forum
  • Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland Internal Drainage Board
  • West Suffolk Council

Terms of reference

The Suffolk Flood Partnerships terms of reference can be viewed here


Matt Williams, Flood and Water Manager, Suffolk County Council

Email:  Tel: 01473 341490