Flood risk management plans (FRMPs): 2015 to 2021

Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) set out how organisations, stakeholders and communities will work together to manage flood risk.

Flood risk management plans explain the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, surface water, groundwater and reservoirs. FRMPs set out how risk management authorities will work with communities to manage flood risk over the next 6 years.

Each EU member country must produce FRMPs as set out in the EU Floods Directive 2007. Each FRMP covers a specific area called a river basin district (RBD). Use the map to find your river basin district.

Working with river basin management plans (RBMPs) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

RBMPs provide a framework for achieving an improved and sustainable water environment for each RBD. RBMPs and FRMPs provide a joint and integrated approach to catchment planning for water.

Working together to achieve the objectives and measures in the plans will help achieve benefits to human health and wellbeing, economic prosperity and the natural environment.

See the River basin management plans 2015.

There are strong links between RBMPs and the UK’s Marine Strategy which implements the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Measures in the RBMPs will contribute to achieving Good Environmental Status in the UK seas.

See the UK’s Marine Strategy Part 3: programme of measures.

FRMPs in England

There are 7 river basin districts solely in England.

FRMPs in Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) solely manage the Western Wales river basin district (RBD). The Environment Agency and NRW jointly manage the Dee and Severn RBDs. The Dee and Severn FRMPs are published by both the Environment Agency and NRW. Other Welsh FRMPs on the NRW website.

FRMPs in Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Environment Agency jointly manage the Solway Tweed river basin district (RBD). There are 2 separate reports for the Solway Tweed river basin district (RBD), one for the area of the RBD in England and another for the area in Scotland. The Solway Tweed FRMP for Scotland and other Scottish FRMPs is on the SEPA website.

Published 17 March 2016