Flood risk management in England: a changing landscape of risk responsibility?

Johnson, Clare L. and Priest, Sally J. (2008) Flood risk management in England: a changing landscape of risk responsibility? International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24 (4). pp. 513-525. ISSN 0790-0627

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07900620801923146

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Flood risk management (FRM) in England is undergoing a major paradigm shift as it moves from an ideology dominated by flood defence to one in which the management of all floods, their probabilities and consequences is now of central concern. This change has led to searching questions both within government, and more widely, concerning the appropriate division of responsibility between the state and its citizens, the appropriate balance between structural and non-structural risk management options, and the 'fitness for purpose' of the current appraisal, prioritization and decision-making processes. In this paper, the authors examine how a desire to 'make space for water' in England has the potential to alter the division of responsibility between the public and private domain, presenting new opportunities, potential barriers and possible solutions.

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