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Title: Medway catchment flood management plan : example inception report : revision A01
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region, Kent Area
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
A primary aim of DEFRA and the Environment Agency is to reduce the risk of flood damage to property and people. Their objectives are to ensure best use of public money and better decision making, by a consultative appraisal of economic, environmental, technical and social issues. Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs) aim to provide a high level, holistic understanding of flooding and flood processes at a catchment level. It forms an important element of DEFRA's strategy for flooding and fluvial flood defence, as well as contributing to Water Framework Directive objectives in due course. A pilot study programme, consisting the Yorkshire Derwent, Irwell, Parrett, Severn and Medway catchments commenced in early 2001 The Medway is the largest river basin within the Southern Region of the Agency, and contains a wide range of geologies and terrains. It is predominantly rural but has significant development, ecological and social pressures. Maidstone and Tonbridge are major urban areas at risk of flooding. The Medway CFMP is intended to identify the significant factors that influence flood flows and flood damages throughout the catchment, at an overview scale, whether they be part of the natural or built environment. It will determine how these factors may change with time (for example, by considering future climate change or changes in land use) and seeks to formulate the long term policies and measures for flood risk management at the catchment scale. This Inception Report is intended to outline data collected and knowledge gained to date and forms an element of the consultee feedback, leading to the next stages of the Medway CFMP.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: West Mailing
Subject Keywords: Catchment Flood Management PlansCatchment managementEnvironmental managementFlood controlFlood risk management plansRiversFlood barriers
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)Medway catchmentMedway (Sussex, Kent)
Extent: 26; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1034
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