FD2010 - Flood Plain Management Manual (Phase 1)

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/12/2001
End date:01/04/2002
Keywords:
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Policy Development
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


The Stage 1 Report provides preliminary guidance to local authorities and others involved in floodplain management and includes proposals for Stage 2 of the project, it is primarily intended to set the scene for the Stage 2 research.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To provide preliminary guidance on the effective management of floodplains to river managers, local authorities (planning, amenity and other relevant functions), local communities, conservationists and developers leading to the provision of a Flood Plain manual that forms a common reference for all parties involved in floodplain management.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


There are intense and conflicting pressures on floodplains. These include conservation, restoration, amenity and development in addition to providing for the passage and storage of floods. Guidance, in a similar form to that already prepared for Australian floodplains, is needed to inform all stakeholders of floodplain management issues and provide a basis for effectively managing flood plains taking into account these conflicting pressures.