SC050028 - Risk Assessment for Flood Event Management

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/07/2005
End date:30/09/2006
  • Flood Defence
  • HR Wallingford


This research has delivered a scoping study which will formulate a framework and outline tools to assess the probability and impacts of various modes of “failure” in the chain of response from flood forecasting and warning, to dissemination and emergency response. The research recommended that a three tiered approach to risk assessment in flood incident management is adopted. This would allow proportionate effort to be applied, based on a number of factors, including decision-making requirements, scale of risk, degree of uncertainty, size of catchment and the unique characteristics of the catchment. Five reports were produced as a result of the project which can be accessed via the links on the project page.