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Flooding & Erosion

RPA has extensive experience in both policy and project appraisal for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM). Specifically our areas of work include:

  • developing, applying and reviewing assessment and appraisal methodologies for government flood risk management policy;

  • reviewing approaches to the valuation of social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of flood risk management;
  • preparing studies related to specific flood and coastal erosion risk management projects;

  • undertaking policy and project appraisals on flood risk management, coast protection, water level management and land drainage schemes for the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards and District Councils;

  • producing decision-making frameworks, such as identifying appropriate standards of defence for conservation sites for English Nature and assessing policy options for the UK Shoreline Management Plans (SMPs) guidance document; and

  • providing training for those undertaking project appraisals of strategies and schemes, including on specific aspects of the project appraisal process.



Policy Work


Impacts of Flooding

Flood Risk Assessment

Investment Appraisal


Recent Reports

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk
Management Appraisal Guidance
(March 2010)

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