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Performance & Reliability of Flood & Coastal Defence Structures - Phase 1 - FD2318

Description
PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT
This project has explored ways to assess the performance and reliability of flood and coastal defences in order to make better assessments of risk. It directly supports Defra and Environment Agency policies, strategies and new decision-making tools for flood and coastal erosion risk management. In particular:
• it provides information to assess the effectiveness of flood defences in reducing risk
• it provides information to support decision-making on how to manage the performance of flood defences
• it provides methods to help to assess flood and erosion risk including performance of defences under extreme loads.

The reports describe the scientific and practical basis for fragility curves, and their role in the risk and performance based management framework. They are intended to inform and assist those involved with managing flood and coastal defences, and assessing risk associated with flood defence structures and systems.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE
To identify methods and provide guidance on best practice approaches for
assessing the reliability of defence linear structures, supporting the
overall joint R&D programme objective of developing improved risk-based
managing.

KEY CUSTOMER PURPOSE
FD2318 will provide a significant step towards delivering better risk based
management decisions through the promotion and development of key underlying
concepts concerned with the characterisation of defence performance as a
function of its fragility.



Project Documents
• Final Report : Performance and Reliability of Flood and Coastal Defences   (57k)
• Project Record : Performance and Reliability of Flood and Coastal Defences   (321k)
• Technical Report : TR1 Performance and Reliability of Flood and Coastal Defence Structures - Phase 1   (7325k)
• Technical Report : TR2 Performance and Reliability of Flood and Coastal Defence Structures - Phase 1   (1274k)
• Technical Summary : Performance and Reliability of Flood and Coastal Defence Structures - Phase 1   (62k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2005

Cost: £118,718
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd
Keywords
Coastal Defence              
Engineering              
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Land              
Risk              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management