FD2302 - Risk and Uncertainty Review

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:24/11/2000
End date:30/10/2002
Keywords:
  • Land,
  • Risk,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Environmental Protection
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:
Project closing statement
This project is a comprehensive ‘defining review’ including:
- The concepts and definitions of risk, performance and uncertainty
- The application of these principles in decision-making
- The move towards a more integrated risk-based framework for flood and erosion risk management
- Risk tools and techniques to facilitate risk assessment and decision-making
- Vision for future related R&D and identification of R&D needs

Summary Objective:
Utilising a previous scoping study, develop standards to represent statistical uncertainty in parameters derived from field data and systematic uncertainties (incompleteness) associated with risk models and design methods.

Key Customer Purpose:
To produce guidance on risk, uncertainty and decision-making, aimed at achieving an Uncertainty Standard to ensure consistency in terminology and approach between R&D projects throughout the R&D programme, and hence promote consistency and good practice
in subsequent R&D initiatives.