SC010017 - RASP Risk Assessment of Flood and Coastal Defence Systems for Strategic Planning

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:28/04/2001
End date:29/03/2004
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford
Contact:
Project pages:RASP

PROJECT SUMMARY

The need for improved risk assessment methodologies to support better flood risk management was the primary driver in support of this project. The methods that have been developed through the RASP project will help the Environment Agency and Defra to understand more about how flood defences, and investment in flood management, influence flood risk. In particular, they provide a significantly improved ability to predict the spatial distribution of both the probability and consequences of flooding taking defence performance into account. The Technical Report W5B-030/TR presents the key R&D findings, summaries of the methods developed,and recommendations and conclusions.