Author(s): Roger A. Falconer; Richard Harpin
Linked Author(s): Roger Falconer
Keywords: Flood management; Planning; Hydroinformatics; Water quality
Abstract: In recent years there has been a growing concern worldwide about climate change and the corresponding apparent increase in the risk and frequency of flooding and the implications for a wide range of river basin management issues. The paper describes the United Kingdom government' s approach to implementing Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs), which will provide a large-scale strategic planning framework for the integrated management of flood risk to people and the development of the natural environment in a sustainable manner. Following on from this introduction to the U. K. approach to high-level flood management, details are given of a study, based in the U. K., where the environmental issues relating to water management are often in conflict with issues relating to minimising flood risk.