Who benefits from flood management policies?

Who benefits from flood management policies?
Walmsley, N.and Penning-Rowsell, E. and Chatterton, J.B. and Hardy, K.
In: FLOODrisk 2008, 30 September - 2 October 2008, Keble College, Oxford, UK. (2008)

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Abstract:Large parts of England are at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea. Areas particularly at risk include the Humber corridor, the coastal areas in the South and East, low lying areas in East Anglia and the South West and major estuaries. Some 2.1 million properties are estimated to be in flood risk areas, affecting 4.3 million people (8.7 per cent of the population) and of these, around 469,000 properties are at significant risk of flooding (affecting 900,000 people). Defra has policy responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in England and the over-arching policy is to reduce risks to people, property and the environment from flooding and coastal erosion through the provision of defences, flood forecasting and warning systems, increased flood resilience of property, beneficial land management changes and discouragement of inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding. Managing flood risk therefore encompasses a broad range measures but is not restricted to public intervention alone and factors such as flood insurance are also important within a risk management context.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Floods > Coastal erosion and flooding
Floods > Flood risk assessment and mapping
Floods > General
Coasts > General
ID Code:231
Deposited On:10 Nov 2008 10:51
Last Modified:08 Aug 2014 11:10

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