FD2608 - Reservoir Safety: Long Term Strategy

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:21/05/2007
End date:23/11/2007
  • Flood Defence,
  • Land,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Policy Development
  • Atkins Environment


Reservoir Safety R&D is delivered as part of the Joint Defra/ Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D programme. Atkins, in collaboration with HR Wallingford, Bristol University and Chris Binnie Consulting were commissioned by Defra to undertake work to determine the future research needs with respect to reservoir safety in the UK and also, possible sources of funding for future research.

The purpose of this document is to report on the process by which the research strategy was developed and to present the reservoir safety research strategy. This includes a list of prioritised research projects for the next 5-15 years, additional sources of funding for projects and an indicative schedule of projects that can be completed with different levels of funding.