W5C-013/1 - Social Issues and Flood Hazard Warning-Scoping Study

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:15/12/1999
End date:15/04/2000
Contractor:
  • Middlesex University FHRC
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

The report identifies eighteen potential research items which reflect gaps in knowledge, half of which seek to define research which needs to be undertaken in order to better understand and be able to predict human response to flood warnings.

The proposed work items are likely to be incorporated into the R&D Schedule for 2001/2002. The report also provides good background information for flood defence staff. Elements of it will be incorporated into the induction course for flood defence staff and developed as fact sheets. The report will be recommended reading for senior flood warning staff.