SC080019 - Temporary and Demountable Flood Protection Guidance 2010

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:27/06/2008
End date:05/10/2011
  • Royal HaskoningDHV


Defra’s strategy for managing flood risk in England as outlined in ‘Making Space for Water’ calls for a portfolio of measures for managing flood risk. Temporary and demountable systems are increasingly forming an important part of this portfolio. Following publication of the Interim Guidance on the use of Temporary and Demountable Flood Defences by the Environment Agency in 2002, there have been many advances in the variety and forms of flood products available. To capture information on new products, associated developments and lessons learnt from use since 2002 the Environment Agency commissioned this update of the interim guidance.

The new guidance supersedes the interim guidance of 2002 and draws on lessons learned from the experience of use of temporary and demountable flood protection systems to date. It describes the range of temporary and demountable flood protection systems currently available and provides guidance for choosing the most appropriate option in different contexts or against different risk criteria. It also provides guidance on planning, management of operation and reliability.