FD2016 - Flood Risk Management Research Consortium

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2004
End date:30/01/2008
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Policy Development,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research,
  • University - Heriot Watt


The objectives are to increase our understanding of flooding by generating new and original science and to support improved flood risk management. The key aims of the programme remain as set out in the original project description; a) The short-term delivery of tools and techniques to support more accurate flood forecasting and warning, improvements to the flood management infrastructure and the reduction of flood risk to people, property and the environment; b) the establishment of a programme of high quality science that will enhance our understanding of flooding and improve our ability to reduce flood risk through the development of sustainable flood prevention, management and mitigation strategies. KEY


The EPSRC in collaboration with the Defra/EA Joint R&D programme on Flood and Coastal Defence, NERC, the Scottish Executive and UKWIR are funding an interdisciplinary research consortium investigating the prediction, prevention and mitigation of flooding. The research is described within a framework of eight Research Priority Areas (RPAs) although the majority of the research is cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary with staff from more than one RPA contributing to the outcomes.