Research and analysis

Identification of flood indicators

An alternative indicator based on hydrological and particularly extreme event data is considered more appropriate to analyse patterns of flood behaviour over time.

Document

Identification of Flood Indicators

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

The Environment Agency has a set of about 70 environmental indicators, which help to show how the Environment Agency is contributing to its objective of sustainable development. It is recognised that some of the indicators are not ideal and a programme of work has been started to extend improve the quality of these indicators. As part of this programme the Environment Agency needs to replace the indicator for major flooding incidents because there is no clear definition of what is a major flooding incident and it is difficult to update. An alternative indicator based on hydrological and particularly extreme event data is considered more appropriate to analyse patterns of flood behaviour over time. The aim of this project was to develop this flood indicator.

Published 1 January 2002