Project Closing Statement:
The study concludes that post event appraisals provide substantial value. The project documents provide guidance to identify the need and scope for the development of a working `pilot` post event appraisal `system` to inform subsequent policy, strategy and decision-making processes, engineering design, managerial and operational procedures and performance evaluation. Primary responsibility for incorporating this into internal operations systems lies with the Environment Agency and, where appropriate, other operating authorities.
The benefits of post event appraisals in design and flood warning are generally understood and documented, however, their use for strategic decision making and linking to performance indicators and high level targets, needs to be developed. The project will review practices and procedures, identify needs, benefits and costs and make recommendations for further work to improve post event appraisals and their
Key Customer Purpose:
To improve co-ordination and management of post event appraisal of flooding and erosion. This will provide essential information for design, flood forecasting and warning, and strategic decision-making.