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  • 26 February 2016

What are the steps required for a flood resilient society?

Paul Sayers explores the steps required to create a flood resilient society in the article 'We should not be surprised' as featured in the February edition of Public Sector Executive magazine. In the article, Paul stresses the need for a more strategic approach to flood risk management over traditional flood approaches. He highlights a mix of strategic management tools which could co-exist alongside appropriately designed and maintained flood defences. These include payments to landowners for temporary upstream storage, and affordable insurance options for the vulnerable. A strategic response to flood management such as this requires a greater joining up of actors (communities, government, investors) and their actions. Read the full article in Public Sector Executive.

How can we move towards a flood resilient society? We must be both smarter and more realistic as to what good flood risk management really costs.


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