SC070060 - Communication and Dissemination of Probabilistic Flood Forecasts

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/04/2007
End date:30/11/2009
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence,
  • information and communications
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford,
  • Lancaster University,
  • Collingwood Environmental Planning
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

This study showed that there is a general appetite amongst internal staff, professional partners, small businesses and the general public to receive probabilistic flood risk information, especially from those that have experience flooding in the past. The Environment Agency are currently drafting their policy on probabilistic flood forecasting and this research will feed into this policy to ensure it is evidence based. This research has made recommendations for further work which will be considered depending on the policy decision that is made.