SC090034 - Knowledge Transfer from the Chinese Flood Foresight Project

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/10/2009
End date:15/09/2011


This project was a successful transfer of UK approaches to assessing flood risk to China. The Chinese experience of adopting a Foresight type approach but with some innovations demonstrated the following:

  • The potential of preliminary screening of flood risk taking qualitative information from those with relevant knowledge.
  • The significance of socio-economic drivers in increasing flood risk over time.
  • The potential of end-to-end modelling of flood risk using linked computer models.

More information about the whole project can be found at