Improving the regulatory framework of floodplain management and development in the United Kingdom

Alam, B and Pathirage, C 2017, Improving the regulatory framework of floodplain management and development in the United Kingdom , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

Flooding is a natural disaster that most commonly impacts the United Kingdom. The frequency of flooding makes it an important focus for a researcher. The scope of flooding is wide-ranging as it can affect people, society and the economy. A particular location vulnerable are the floodplains as these are naturally prone to flooding. Such developments suffer from varying degrees of risk during times of flooding. In the United Kingdom, floodplain developments have risen leading to added risk to occupants. Property owners are thus exposed to risk with flood regulation coming into effect through planning, defences, insurance and taking precautionary measures. A deep understanding of flood response and management will be needed for this research. For this project, each stage of the regulatory process involving flooding and floodplains in the United Kingdom will be examined to provide an overview of current flood management practice. Current findings show that there are regulatory gaps with regards to flood resilience in relation to aspects such as flood insurance and though a unified strategy exists there is a disconnect with flood response. An extensive literature review will be used to showcase the challenges and barriers to flood response on the floodplains. This is with the aim of better improving the existing regulatory framework of floodplain management in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) : conference proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
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Depositing User: Simi Goyol
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43982

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