Last edited 03 Nov 2016

Catchment flood management plan CFMP

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[edit] Overview

Catchment flood management plans (CFMP’s) aim to establish flood risk management policies which will deliver sustainable flood risk management for the long term across a catchment. They typically consider all types of inland flooding:

  • Ground water.
  • Rivers.
  • Surface water.
  • Tidal.

Flooding directly from the sea (coastal flooding) is covered by Shoreline Management Plans.

Catchment flood management plans include:

[edit] Purpose

The purpose of a catchment flood management plan is to help understand the extent and scale of current and future flooding and formulate policies for managing flood risk within the catchment. They promote more sustainable approaches to the management of flood risk with policies delivered through a range of different approaches. The plans help the Environment Agency and their partners determine the most effective way to manage flood risk in the future (ref Environment Agency).

[edit] River basin districts

Catchment flood management plans are grouped by river basin district:

  • Anglian River Basin District.
  • Humber River Basin District.
  • Northumbria River Basin District.
  • North West River Basin District.
  • Severn River Basin District.
  • Solway Tweed River Basin District.
  • South East River Basin District.
  • South West River Basin District.
  • Thames River Basin District.

[edit] Progress

The Environment Agency published catchment flood management plans for England and Wales from 2009 to 2011. These are available to download from the Environment Agency website.

Two annual reports have been published on the progress of implementation (refEnvironment Agency 2013). The second annual report stated that over 500 activities have been completed with the most significant progress in asset management and maintenance actions, development planning and adaptation and high level awareness and engagement.

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