Research and analysis

Interim report on failure on-demand of flood defence scheme components phase 1: data gathering and pilot database development

Supports an integrated approach to flood risk management by analysing the failure of flood defence scheme components to improve the understanding of how these contribute to overall flood risk.


Interim Report on Failure on-demand of Flood Defence Scheme Components. Phase 1 Data Gathering and Pilot Database Development.

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The first phase of this project has been concerned with establishing data on the failure of flood defence scheme components. This information has been used to develop a pilot database system from which to derive estimates of the likelihood of a given component failing, whether this be in a situation of continuous or intermittent use. This work is proceeding in parallel with, and complementary to, R & D on the performance and reliability of static ‘linear’ flood defence structures such as embankments.

Published 1 May 2004