Defra/ Environment Agency Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme Geoff Baxter Environment Agency, Evidence Directorate, Flooding & Communities Team LWEC Flooding Research Strategy meeting 10 th May 2012
What is the Joint Defra/ Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme ? The Joint Programme aims to help inform policy development and ensure that flood and coastal erosion risk management measures are delivered in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. It provides us with the key scientific knowledge, evidence, information, and tools and techniques required to develop: Policy and strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management The ability to understand and assess flood and coastal erosion risks and the processes by which these risks arise The ability to manage the assets used in flood and coastal erosion risk management sustainably The ability to prepare for and manage flood incidents effectively
How are we organised? Serves all Operating Authorities 4 Themes Strategy and Policy Development Modelling and Risk Sustainable Asset Management Incident Management and Community Engagement Around 70 projects and ~£2.5m p.a.
What sets the Joint Programme R&D agenda? EA/ WAG high level and supporting strategies Scoping Study for Coastal Asset Management Research Framework for the Implementation of Integrated Urban Drainage Reservoir Safety R&D Strategy Practitioner input – from Local Authorities/ Drainage Boards LWEC Flooding Research Strategy.
Collaborations Thames Estuary 2100 Met Office CIRIA US Army Corps of Engineers Research Councils FRMRC - EPSRC FREE - NERC FLOODsite FloodProBe CRUE ERANet