SC020079 - Improved Flood Warning Awareness and Response in Low Probability High Risk Flood Zones

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/02/2003
End date:01/08/2005
Contractor:
  • Greenstreet Berman
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

This report is the culmination of a two phase R&D project to identify a series of recommendations for the Agency in developing strategies to raise awareness of flood risk in low probability medium-high consequence flood zones. A broad review of various approaches to risk communication in terms of flooding and other hazards both in the UK and elsewhere was undertaken to identify key lessons learnt. This review was taken from both literature as well as from practice, with input obtained from an array of stakeholders engaged in flood risk management and communication both within the UK, as well as from three other countries, namely The Netherlands, Australia
and the United States. All of this background work is captured in more detail within the four appendices accompanying the report.