FD2321 - Risks to people phase II

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/09/2003
End date:30/01/2005
Keywords:
  • Risk,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


The research has a wide range of potential applications from raising awareness of the dangers of flood water, targeting flood warning, emergency planning, development control and flood mappping. It will be extremely useful for identifying `hot spots` and for steering the development of risk management measures. The approaches developed can make use of information from other projects, such as the National Flood Risks Assessment (NaFRA) and be incorporated into the overall RASP framework as well as supporting Catchment Flood Management Plans and more local initiatives to understand and manage flood risks.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To develop a method of estimating flood risks to people that is suitable for assessing and mapping the risk of death or serious harm to people as a result of flooding. This proposal covers the R&D needed to develop the method based on the findings of the Phase 1 (

FD2317).



KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


To enable Defra and the Environment Agency to identify the locations where there is a significant risk of loss of life or serious harm to people as a result of flooding. This research will consider user needs and is targeted at the policy decisions making process.