Research and analysis

Risk assessment of flood and coastal defence systems for strategic planning (RASP)

To improve the analysis of risk in areas protected by multiple defences for strategic planning and application of project appraisal guidance.

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Risk Assessment of flood and coastal defence systems for strategic planning (RASP)

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Risk Assessment of flood and coastal defence systems for strategic planning (RASP)

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This report summarises the findings of the R&D project titled Risk Assessment of flood and coastal defence for Strategic Planning (RASP) funded through the Risk Evaluation Understanding of Uncertainty Theme of the joint EA/Defra research programme.

The RASP Project aims to develop and demonstrate methods for supporting Integrated Flood Risk Management. In particular, RASP provides a hierarchy of methodologies to support the assessment of flood risk at a range of scales (national, regional, local) and levels of detail. At each scale the RASP methods are focused on understanding the probability of flooding at a particular location within the floodplain taking account of the protection afforded by defences.