Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme

What we do

Our programme is run by the Environment Agency, Defra, Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales, and aims to serve the needs of all flood and coastal risk management authorities in England and Wales.

The programme provides the key evidence, in the format of research reports, guidance documents, conference papers seminars/webinars and scientific journals to:

•  inform the development of FCERM policy and strategy
•  understand and assess coastal and flood risks and the processes by which these risks arise
•  manage flood and coastal erosion assets in a sustainable way
•  prepare for and manage flood events effectively
•  conduct, manage and promote flood and coastal erosion risk management research and development

We do this by:

•  influencing and steering the content and direction of FCERM research undertaken by Research Councils, the EU and beyond
•  undertaking practitioner led research to inform policy and operations
•  developing user tools, methods and guidance to aid delivery

Programme Structure

The programme is managed by a Joint Programme Board chaired jointly by the Environment Agency and Defra; the Board is supported by a team of Programme Managers, Theme Champions and Theme Managers.

Further details of how we operate and manage the programme can be found in the programme definition document.

Further information about both the Environment Agency and Defra's wider research programmes on our respective web pages:

•  Environment Agency Research

•  Defra Research

Find out more and how to keep in touch

  • Follow our latest news, developments and publications on our news page.
  • Follow our announcements on our Twitter account: @FCRMResearchEA.
  • Find our completed and ongoing research outputs and partnerships in the boxes below.
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  • Find more information about our R&D programme here.

Ongoing and future research projects

Click here  to see all ongoing research projects.

Download our 2018/19 planned programme of research and development here

Recently completed research projects