I've just been into Aberystwyth to see the devastation on the seafront... It looks as if inland is getting hit as well as coastal communities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25588796

As jobs are lost at the Environment Agency http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25587555 we need a flood forum for Wales more urgently than ever. But we also need to know exactly what we expect it to do and who we expect to do the rest: How would a flood forum work with the Environment Agency and other services?

Do we need a forum to lobby for increased spending on flood defences? Or do we need a forum that can help and advise on flood prevention and the painful process of recovery? Does it need to be independent of government? Should it be linked to other development efforts, such as building sustainable communities? (whatever that means