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South and West Coast flooding impact analysis - FD2697

The risk of a large-scale coastal flooding event on the East Coast in England is included in the UK’s National Risk Register. However little is known about the risks associated with coastal flooding on the South and West coasts in England and Wales. Preparing for such events requires an understanding of the risk, based on up-to-date impact assessments that apply the latest understanding in scientific methods and techniques. This project was designed to carry out this analysis for the South and West coasts of England and Wales.
The objectives of the research are to:
• Model a 1 in 200 flood event including weather events to take account of tidal surge and wave strength for the South and West coasts including Wales
• Identify locations that might be at risk in the flood area in terms of population, property and infrastructure
• Estimate the impact of the flood by modelling the impacts on population, property and infrastructure
• Provide aggregated flood impact analysis for the categories of population, property and infrastructure for the entire area of each coast, and disaggregated estimates of impact
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : H19 Coastal Flooding Methods v2.0   (1921k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2015

Cost: £141,551
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Health & Safety Laboratory
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management