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Use if the National Population Database tool and appropriate other GIS data and information layers, existing mapping and modelling to produce an evidence-based report, desribing the impacts of a severe east coast flood. - FD2655

Description
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) have produced a National Population Database (NPD) to estimate population density and distribution. The aim of this project is to use the NPD and appropriate other GIS data and information layers, existing mapping and modelling to produce an evidence-based report, describing the impacts of a severe east coast flood.

HSL will undertake a review of relevant information from previous studies and discuss suitable approaches and data to include with EA partners. This will include;
i) identifying the required flood extent data, breach modelling and water depth information to represent a January 1953 type severe coastal flooding event
ii) identifying flood scenario and impact information from previous work that is applicable for this study
iii) identifying the types, resolution and differentiation of the populations, buildings and infrastructure

Once the flood extent and populations have been agreed, information will be collected using the following methods and used as the basis for the impact assessment;
Objective
To significantly enchance the richness of the National Risk Assessment (NRA) for severe coastal flooding - a risk ranked alongside international terrorism and cyber crime by the coalitionj government in terms of national security priorities.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2012

Cost: £71,635
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Health & Safety Laboratory
Keywords
Flood Management              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management