Policy paper

Flood and coastal risk management in England: long-term investment

Sets out the choices about how much money should be invested in managing the increasing risk of flooding and coastal erosion in England.

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Flood and coastal risk management in England - A long-term investment strategy

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The strategy describes the present scale of flood and coastal erosion risk, and the achievements in managing it so far an analysis of the investment needed to adapt to climate change and manage the potential increased risk of flooding.

It sets out the best available evidence on the choices the people of England face about how much should be invested in managing the increasing risk of flooding and coastal erosion, and how the Environment Agency should deliver a long-term programme of investment.

The strategy does not assume that these investment needs will be funded by central government alone. The Environment Agency’s role is to present an evidence-based analysis of potential needs, outcomes and benefits.

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