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Flood Plain Management Manual (Phase 1) - FD2010

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.

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.

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.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Flood Plain Management Manual (Phase 1)   (68k)
• Technical Report : Guide to the management of floodplains to reduce flood risks. Stage 1: Development draft   (3359k)
• Technical Summary : Guide to the management of floodplains to reduce flood risks. Stage 1: Development draft   (130k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2002

Cost: £25,000
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