Flood Risk Management

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 has placed a responsibility on local authorities to lead and co-ordinate flood management activity in their area.

We specialise in flood risk and resilience and have the specialist experience and knowledge to help risk management authorities deliver their role.

Specifically, we support Lead Local Flood Authorities in their role by:

  • drafting and updating local flood risk assessments;
  • developing local flood risk management strategy and plans;
  • identifying significant structures for “designation” and establishing a flood asset register;
  • training and accrediting flood risk asset inspectors in accordance with the National Condition Assessment Manual;
  • advising on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and the establishment of a SuDS Approving Body;
  • carrying out investigations into flooding incidents and the performance of response agencies during floods; and
  • assisting in community engagement activities; training and exercising; and enhancing emergency planning and incident response capabilities.

Case studies

1. Flood asset inspection and flood asset registers for risk management authorities. More...

2. Planning policy and guidance for Lincolnshire County Council. More...

3. Flood and Water Management Act recommendations for Northamptonshire County Council. More...