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Title: A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK
Authors: Dadson, Simon J.
Hall, Jim W.
Murgatroyd, Anna
Acreman, M.C.
Bates, Paul
Beven, Keith
Heathwaite, Louise
Holden, Joseph
Holman, Ian
Lane, Stuart N.
O'Connell, Enda
Penning-Rowsell, Edmund
Reynard, Nick S.
Sear, D.A.
Thorne, Colin
Wilby, Robert L.
Keywords: Flood risk management
Hydrology
Natural flood management
Science policy
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Royal Society © The Authors
Citation: DADSON, S.J. ... et al, 2017. A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 473 (2199), pp. 20160706-20160706.
Abstract: Flooding is a very costly natural hazard in the UK and is expected to increase further under future climate change scenarios. Flood defences are commonly deployed to protect communities and property from flooding, but in recent years flood management policy has looked towards solutions that seek to mitigate flood risk at flood-prone sites through targeted interventions throughout the catchment, sometimes using techniques which involve working with natural processes. This paper describes a project to provide a succinct summary of the natural science evidence base concerning the effectiveness of catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK. The evidence summary is designed to be read by an informed but not technically specialist audience. Each evidence statement is placed into one of four categories describing the nature of the underlying information. The evidence summary forms the appendix to this paper and an annotated bibliography is provided in the electronic supplementary material.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Royal Society under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The project was funded by the Oxford Martin School (part of the University of Oxford), and though many groups were consulted, the project was conducted completely independently of any stakeholder.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2016.0706
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24746
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0706
ISSN: 1364-5021
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