Research and analysis

Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment

A new framework to help local authorities to better understand and manage flood risk in their area.

Documents

Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment: project report

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Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment: software user guide

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Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment: summary

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Being able to understand, communicate and plan for local flood risk is an essential part of local authorities’ new roles. This project provides methods to apply to local flood risk assessments that are flexible and practical.

The framework recognises new statutory responsibilities for flood and coastal risk management in England and Wales and supports robust, consistent risk assessment across different spatial scales as part of Surface Water Management Plans, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and Flood Risk Regulations related studies.

A prototype tool has been developed to show how the framework and methods can be delivered. The tool demonstrates a computer based implementation of the methodology which uses national and local datasets to calculate and display flood risk metrics which are user defined, within a consistent framework.

Published 28 May 2014
Last updated 2 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated version of final project report.
  2. First published.