SC070059 - Framework and Tools for Local Flood Risk Assessment

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/10/2007
End date:06/08/2014
  • government,
  • science,
  • safety and risk,
  • politics and public administration,
  • technology and innovation,
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Health,
  • Flood Defence
  • JBA,
  • Newcastle University,
  • CLEAR Environmental Consulting,
  • CEH - Wallingford
Project pages:Local flood risk tools


Being able to understand, communicate and plan for local flood risk is an essential part of local authorities’ roles. This project provides methods to apply to local flood risk assessments that are flexible and practical.

The framework recognises statutory responsibilities for flood and coastal risk management in England and Wales and supports robust, consistent risk assessment across different spatial scales as part of Surface Water Management Plans, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and Flood Risk Regulations related studies.

A prototype tool has been developed to show how the framework and methods can be delivered. The tool demonstrates a computer based implementation of the methodology which uses national and local datasets to calculate and display flood risk metrics which are user defined, within a consistent framework.