First Minster Carwyn Jones refused to accept accusations that flood risk planning in Wales was not "robust".
Mr Jones was answering members' questions during plenary on 12 June 2012.
Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies said that flood risk planning systems across the country were not efficient and that this had resulted in an unacceptable amount of communities being flooded.
Over the past week, parts of Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Powys have been seriously affected by flooding over the past week with some areas flooded by 5ft of water.
Around 1,000 people were moved to safety on Saturday, with an estimated 150 rescued, many from caravan parks in Aberystwyth.
The first minister insisted that the Welsh government's flooding plans were robust and that it was inevitable that some parts of Wales would experience flooding.
Carwyn Jones AM stressed that climate change was a major factor towards the increase of floods and that the government's TAN 15, the official document that regulates the assessment of flood risks, was addressing the problem.
Mr Jones also paid tribute to the emergency services in mid and north Wales who assisted those affected by the recent flooding.
The first minister also answered questions on the possible closure of college campuses in south east Wales.
Conservative Education Spokesperson Angela Burns and Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams called on Mr Jones to confirm whether or not campuses would close due to government reconfiguration plans in the higher education sector.
Mr Jones insisted that no advice had been received on the matter and that no campuses would close across Wales.
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