A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK

Dadson, Simon J. and Hall, Jim W. and Murgatroyd, Anna and Acreman, Mike and Bates, Paul and Beven, Keith and Heathwaite, Louise and Holden, Joseph and Holman, Ian P. and Lane, Stuart N. and O'Connell, Enda and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. and Reynard, Nick and Sear, David and Thorne, Colin and Wilby, Rob (2017) A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 473 (2199). ISSN 1364-5021

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Abstract

Flooding is a very costly natural hazard in the UK and is expected to increase further under future climate change scenarios. Flood defences are commonly deployed to protect communities and property from flooding, but in recent years flood management policy has looked towards solutions that seek to mitigate flood risk at flood-prone sites through targeted interventions throughout the catchment, sometimes using techniques which involve working with natural processes. This paper describes a project to provide a succinct summary of the natural science evidence base concerning the effectiveness of catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK. The evidence summary is designed to be read by an informed but not technically specialist audience. Each evidence statement is placed into one of four categories describing the nature of the underlying information. The evidence summary forms the appendix to this paper and an annotated bibliography is provided in the electronic supplementary material.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number = 20160706
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 22904
Notes on copyright: © 2017 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Depositing User: Jennifer Basford
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 02:24
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22904

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