Risk Resilience Response
Project Excellence Awards 2017

How to Enter

Project Teams are invited to nominate their project to be considered for one of the Environment Agency’s Project Excellence Awards 2017. To nominate your project:

  • Download the Entry Form. The Entry Form is restricted to one side. You then have no more than 4 sides for written text, any supporting diagrams and photographs describing your project and how it demonstrates excellence in one of the award categories (see below for category descriptions).
  • Please email your completed Entry Forms to
  • The deadline for completed Entry Forms is 31 December 2016.
  • You will get an email to confirm your Entry Form has been received.
  • Shortlisted teams will be asked to design a poster that will be showcased at the Project Excellence Awards Dinner at the Flood and Coast Conference 2017.
    • Printed size will be expanded to an A2 poster - portrait
    • It needs to be legible and eye catching at 1 metres distance away
    • Include: Title of project, Category of submission, sufficient information to sell the project
    • Images need to be good quality (use your original digital photo for any images or minimum 150 to 300 dpi)

Who can apply?

The Project Excellence Awards are open to any project that has shown a contribution to managing flood and coastal risk and building local resilience to flooding.

This will include projects developed or supported by local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency, as well as community level initiatives.

To be eligible, the project must have been completed between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.

Further information

What is ‘complete’?
For appraisal projects ‘completion’ means an approved Outline Business Case.

For scheme delivery projects ‘completion’ is the completion of the works.

For community level projects ‘completion’ means reaching a demonstrable outcome to reduce flood risk or build local resilience.

Health and safety
Construction sites must have a good track record for health and safety management and environmental stewardship.

Environment projects which have been awarded a red card as a result of an accident, incident or other failing will be precluded from entering.

A yellow card (or some form of other formal warning) within the last 12 months would only be considered for one category - Innovation. Other categories would be closed to a submission.

Construction standards
The Environment Agency aims to be a construction industry client leading the way in...

  • the management of health and safety
  • the use of sustainable construction techniques
  • the management of environmental risk and care for the environment
  • the procurement of public sector construction projects
  • working with people and communities to create a better place

Late submissions will not be considered.

The Award Categories

Your submissions should set out how the project contributes to the realisation of the Environment Agency’s aims and should identify examples of best practice that may be applied on other projects. The submission should be clear, concise and readily understood by someone from a non-technical background who is not familiar with your project. The submission needs to demonstrate good teamwork.

  • Programme and Project Delivery - projects (or programmes of work including packaging) nominated in this category should demonstrate the application of programme and project management best practice to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of outcomes.
  • Working in partnership - to recognise excellent partnership action on local flood and coastal risk management and preparedness.
  • Asset Management - to include best practice management of emergency works and routine maintenance projects.
  • Innovation - identifying and implementing new ways of meeting challenges to deliver projects better, quicker, more safely or more efficiently.
  • Managing Health, Safety and Environmental risk - recognising those projects that have demonstrated the highest standards in managing H&S and Environmental risk during scheme development and construction phases.
  • Efficiency - recognising those projects that have made a major contribution to delivering more outcomes for less money.
  • Sustainable Resource Management - projects in this category should demonstrate how they have managed resources sustainably including measures for carbon reduction and effective management of waste and the highest levels of resource efficiency.
  • Building Resilience - a new category to recognise community level action to improve local resilience, including planning for flooding and generating new and innovative sources of funding.

The Judging

Submissions will be shortlisted by expert panels in each subject area.

Both finalists and winning projects will be celebrated at the Flood and Coast Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 March 2017.

An award will be made to the projects which are considered to be the best in each of the categories.

If you have any questions on the above please contact

People who attended in 2017:

Divisional Director

Lecturer in Soil and Water Management
Harper Adams University

LLFA Manager
Bath & North East Somerset

Chartered Land Surveyor & UAV Pilot
UAV Surveys

Senior Marine Consultant
Thomson Ecology

Flood Management & Access Adviser

Coastal and Rivers Engineer
Pembrokeshire County Council

Managing Director
IBS Engineered Products Ltd

Environment Programme Manager
Environment Agency

Luxton Engineering

Project Leader
Brockenhurst Flood Action Group

Managing Director
Glennerster Consulting Ltd

Flood Risk Manager
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Design Consultant
Mid West Planning Ltd

Managing Director
Whitehouse Construction

Divisional Director
Jacobs UK Ltd

Project Manager
BAM Nuttall

River Restoration Centre, Cranfield University

Carbon Planning Manager

Unit Manager

Managing Director
Swathe Services

Divisional Director/ National Framework Manager
Jackson Civil Engineering

Chief Executive
Association of Drainage Authorities

Policy and Research Manager
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Environment Director
Galliford Try

Deputy Director, National Field Operations
Environment Agency

RNH Estimating Services

Operations Director
Keltbray Ltd

Principal technologist

Commercial Manager

Holt Coastal Consultants

Senior Engineer
Torbay Council

National Director of Operations (Assets & Incidents)
Environment Agency

GIS Analyst
British Geological Survey

Senior Business Analyst
Environment Agency

Deputy Area Manager UK & Ireland
NewWaves Solutions Ltd

Resilience Officer
CSW Resilience

Chief Executive
Ouse and Humber Drainage Board

Principal Engineer Flood Management

Contracts Director
ECS Engineering Services Limited

Coastal scientist

Chief Engineer
Middle Level Commissioners

Operations Director

Water Management Category Manager
Flexseal Ltd

Chair of Northumbria RFCC
Environment Agency

General Manager
Mat and Timber Services

Manager/ Flood Consultant

Caunton Engineering Ltd

Senior Highways Engineer
Telford & Wrekin Council

Honorary Research Scientist
National Oceanography Centre

Deputy Director ncpms
Environment Agency

Regional Director
Dyer & Butler

States engineer
States of alderney

Programme Cost Forecasting Manager
Environment Agency

Thames Estuary Partnership

Chief Engineer
Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium

Chair, English Severn & Wye RFCC
Environment Agency/Defra

Senior Water Management Officer
Wyre Forest District Council

Technical Director

Blackpool Council

Kenneth Pye Associates Ltd

Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee

NCPMS Project Team Manager
Environment Agency

Flood & Coastal Manager
Suffolk County Council

Senior Hydrologist

Managing Director
TPA Pontoons

Technical Director
Royal HaskoningDHV

Civil Engineering Solutions Ltd

Owner operator
Dragons Eye Filming


Principal Environmental Consultant

Infram BV

Senior Analyst (Weather Modelling)
Lloyds Banking Group

Head of Coastal & Environmental Partnership Investments
Blackpool Council

Thames Regional Flood & Coastal Committee

Senior Coastal Advisor
Environment Agency

Business Development Manager
FPE Seals Ltd

Envelope Architects Ltd

Senior Project Manager
Trent Rivers Trust


FCRM Advisor
Environment Agency

Commercial Manager
Interserve Construction Limited

Principal Earth Observation Consultant
Telespazio VEGA UK

Head of Highways and Construction
Pembrokeshire County Council

Senior Instructor
Marine Specialised Technology

Emergency Planning Officer
Shropshire Council

Programme Delivery Manager
Environment Agency

Specialities Development Manager
Total UK Limited

Flood Risk Manager
Coventry City Council

Managing Director
Dellner Woodville Ltd.

Managing Director
Dorton Demolition

Floodline Consulting

Managing Director
Storm Geomatics Ltd

Sales Director

NW RFCC Chairman
Environment Agency

Balfour Beatty

Principal Engineer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Geomorphology Senior Team Leader
Environment Agency

National Hydrology Manager
Canal & River Trust

Chairman Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

Projects Manager
Salix River & Wetland Services Ltd

Central & Wales Major Project Manager

Assistant Flood and Coastal Risk Officer
Devon County Council

Research Engineer

Flood Forecasting Manager
Environment Agency

Flood Warden

WEM National Framework Manager

Head of Hire & Service
Garic Limited

Project Manager
Severn Partnership

Technical Director
frog environmental ltd

Flood Resilience Program
Zurich Insurance Company

Senior Flood Risk Management Adviser
Environment Agency

2017 Advisory Committee

Clare Dinnis

Deputy Director Strategy Delivery
Environment Agency

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Josie Bateman

Vice Chair ADEPT Flood
& Water Management Group
& Flood Manager
Northamptonshire Council

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Tim Bowen

Executive Director,
Corporate Development

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Rhiannon Clancy

FCRM Engagement Manager
Environment Agency

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Paul Cobbing

Chief Executive
National Flood Forum

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Lisa Constable

Weather Resilience &
Climate Change Strategy Manager
Network Rail

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Katharine Evans

National Flood &
Coastal Risk Manager
Environment Agency

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Ben Fletcher

Assistant Director Energy,
Environment and Transport,
Civil Contingencies
Cabinet Office

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Mark Garrett

Flood Risk Manager for
Greater Manchester,
Merseyside and Cheshire
Environment Agency

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Nick Hardiman

Senior Coastal Adviser
FCRM Directorate
Environment Agency

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Gareth Heatley

Managing Director Water, Europe

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Ben Johnstone

Area FCRM Manager for
Devon and Cornwall
Environment Agency

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Dr Chrissy Mitchell

Principal Research Scientist
Flooding & Communities
Evidence Directorate
Environment Agency

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Fola Ogunyoye

Technical Director Water Europe and
Leading Professional for
Flood Resilience
Rivers, Deltas and Coasts
Royal HaskoningDHV

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Innes Thomson

Chief Executive
Association of Drainage Authorities

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