FD2601 - Simulation of flood risk and non-structural flood management

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/12/2006
End date:31/07/2008
Keywords:
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Policy Development
Contractor:
  • University - Newcastle
Contact:

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE

The aim of the proposed research is to develop and demonstrate an approach to simulating and assessing the long term effect of non-structural measures and their interactions, including land use planning, insurance, damage prevention, preparedness (eg. early warning systems) and changed building practices (eg. the use of stilts or bunds), in order to enhance the benefits of such measures. KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE

The project results will be of interest to flood risk management stakeholders including: Defra, The Environment Agency, Planning Policy makers and Insurers. The results will be used to inform future policy decisions and improve the effectiveness of non-structural flood risk analysis.