Strategic Flood Risk Management
HC 737, Forty-eighth Report of Session 2014-15 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
- House of Commons - Public Accounts Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'Strategic Flood Risk Management (HC 737)' concludes that, given financial constraints, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency have done a good job in improving the cost effectiveness of their approach to flood risk management.
Rational methods have been adopted to prioritise spending on both new capital flood defences and maintaining existing ones. However, risks remain to the sustainability of current levels of flood protection and the Agency will need to make difficult decisions about how it prioritises its maintenance budget.
Since the evidence session the Agency has published a long term investment strategy, which presents a number of flooding scenarios and outlines how much funding would be needed to protect against these.
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