FD1919 - Evaluation of the mapping and assessment of Urban and Suburban areas

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/05/2003
End date:30/03/2005
Keywords:
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Processes,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence
Contractor:
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


The technical report provides new recommendations for the use of the FEHstatistical procedures for flood frequency estimation and provides details of the research that underpins these changes. Consequently it is an important reference document for users of the Flood Estimation Handbook.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To improve the description of the extent of urban and suburban land cover by updating the catchment descriptor

URBTEXT(2000)

used in the Flood Estimation handbook.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


To improve understanding, description and quantification of the processes which contribute to the evolution of fluvial systems. To improve the industry standard procedures for flood estimation in the UK