Compensatory approaches and engagement techniques to gain flood storage in England and Wales

McCarthy, Simon, Viavattene, Christophe, Sheehan, John and Green, C. (2018) Compensatory approaches and engagement techniques to gain flood storage in England and Wales. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11 (1). pp. 85-94. ISSN 1753-318X

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Abstract

Flood storage involves creating sacrificial land for water to purposefully inundate protect land downstream. Obtaining the right or co-operation to flood on private property remains a challenge. This paper based on empirical qualitative research with 14 key stakeholders involved in the practice of gaining land to flood in England and Wales the different forms of financial and economic approach that might be used to facilitate this right. Expropriation of land, one off-payment, annual single payment and flood event losses compensation were explored. Availability of funding as compensation is the main driver for landowner adoption of flood storage schemes. Three funding approaches were revealed; flowage easement, full land purchase and Agricultural Schemes funding diffuse storage. Rather than attempting to gain partnerships between spatially dislocated stakeholders in upper storage and lower impacted catchments success resides on the storage land and persuading landowner co-operation. A clear enforced legal framework of ownership of land and funding mechanisms is also viewed as essential.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 23163
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McCarthy, S., Viavattene, C., Sheehan, J. and Green, C. (2018), Compensatory approaches and engagement techniques to gain flood storage in England and Wales. J Flood Risk Management, 11: 85-94. doi:10.1111/jfr3.12336, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12336. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Depositing User: Simon Mccarthy
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 06:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23163

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