FD2013 - Developing a Multi Criteria Analysis methodology for application to Flood and Coastal Management Appraisals

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2003
End date:31/12/2004
Keywords:
  • Policy Development,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Land
Contractor:
  • Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


This report provides guidance on the use of MCA and ASTs to assist in the appraisal of flood and coastal erosion risk management projects, strategies and policies. It should be noted that it does not constitute official government policy or guidance, which is unlikely to be available until work to develop the methodology and identify appropriate sources of data has been undertaken through pilot studies. (In the interim it is expected that ASTs will be incorporated in the Project Appraisal report template and it is suggested that any MCA application involving weighting and scoring or application of the extended decision rule should only be undertaken following consultation with Defra`s Flood Management Division).

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To develop and test Multi criteria analysis techniques suitable for the appraisal of flood and coastal defence projects.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


To provide recommendations for Defra/EA project appraisal guidance on Multi-Criteria techniques that will improve flood and coastal defence decision making.