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Who benefits from flood management policies - FD2606

This project presents a methodology for assessing Who Benefits from Flood Management Policies. this methodology has been developed to provide a systematic way of considering a wide range of potential beneficiaries, to organise information, and to provide a consistent structure for an analysis of the size and scale of the benefits they receive. It has shown promise as an analysis tool and further stages of the research could consider developing the approach to provide a more formalised procedural tool supported by appropriate guidance and support in its application and use. In terms of case study results some notable findings were as follows: In Carlisle, businesses tended to be the main beneficiary of FCERM activity. For West Bay, the environmental and amenity benefits were low relative to the benefits to properties at risk, and the flow of resources back to Government in taxes was not insignificant, at between 10% and 15% of the contractor’s costs.

The broad aims of the project are: (i) To understand what groups of beneficiaries (and losers) there are from flood and coastal erosion risk management policies and programmes, and (ii) To develop and trial methodologies for assessing the social, economic and environmental benefits and losses to these groups.

The methodology developed will provide a transparent, consistent and effective approach for assessing the benefits and losses of flooding and coastal erosion policy.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Who Benefits from Flood Management Policies?   (243k)
• Technical Report : Who Benefits from Flood Management Policies?   (1938k)
• Technical Summary : Who Benefits from Flood Management Policies?   (51k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2008

Cost: £93,990
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