Research and analysis

Social issues and flood hazard warning: scoping study

Reserach in to reducing the impacts of floods on humans and to lessen property damage through accurate, timely and reliable warnings.

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Social Issues and Flood Hazard Warning - Scoping Study

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In England and Wales, since 1996 the Environment Agency has been given the role of delivering flood warnings to those requiring them and is seeking to improve both the dissemination of flood warnings and the public response to them. The primary aim is to reduce the impacts of floods on humans and to lessen property damage through accurate, timely and reliable warnings. Following the floods of Easter 1998, the Agency has embarked on a programme of improvements to flood warning services. A key component of this is establishing a cumulative and planned programme of research to address the social issues involved in flood hazard warning.

Published 1 January 2000