The strategy describes what needs to be done by all organisations involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM). These include local authorities, internal drainage boards, water and sewerage companies, highways authorities, and the Environment Agency.
It sets out a statutory framework that will help communities, the public sector and other organisations to work together to manage flood and coastal erosion risk. It will support local decision-making and engagement in FCERM, making sure that risks are managed in a co-ordinated way across catchments and along each stretch of coast. This includes the development of local flood risk management strategies by lead local flood authorities, as well as the Environment Agency’s strategic overview of all sources of flooding and coastal erosion.