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Consistent Standards of Defence for Flood Cells - FD2009

The research report is a discussion of issues and should not be considered as a statement of policy or best practice. The recommendations from the work will be taken into account in development of future guidance and the work should provide users with a better understanding of the basis for current guidance when faced with alternative proposals for approaches to evaluation.

This project shall seek to identify the key benefits and disadvantages of adopting consistent flood defence standards drawing on experience at selected sites where inconsistent standards have been reported as an issue.

Current methods of appraising standards of flood defence can lead to varying levels of protection across a community, benefiting affluent areas at the expense of poorer communities.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Consistent standards of defence for flood cells   (135k)
• Technical Report : The advantages and disadvantages of adopting consistent standards for communities   (632k)
• Technical Summary : The advantages and disadvantages of consistent standards for communities   (1039k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2003

Cost: £60,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Policy Development              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management