SC050065 - Scoping the Development and Implementation of Flood and Coastal RASP Models

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/11/2005
End date:31/03/2007
  • Flood Defence
  • HR Wallingford


The project's aim was to help to plan the development and implementation of modelling tools for flood risk assessment to support flood risk management(FRM) planning and decision-making. The project has produced: • an overview of the underpinning concepts of Risk Assessment for System Planning (RASP); • an overview of the decision-making processes for flood risk management,and the role of risk assessment and management; • identification and description of existing RASP methods and tools; • proposals for future developments of the RASP tools and models to meet FRM customer needs, and to help to meet the aims set out in Making Space for Water. Evidence has been provided in support a more widespread use of RASP methodology, providing it is embedded within planning processes and tools. Further research is recommended in support of RASP including research into sources, pathways and receptors, as well as systems analysis frameworks, decision support and software tool development.