A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK

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Dadson, S., Hall, J., Murgatroyd, A., Acreman, M., Bates, P., Beven, K., Heathwaite, L., Holden, J., Holman, I., Lane, S., O'Connell, E., Penning-Rowsell, E., Reynard, N., Sear, D., Thorne, C. and Wilby, R. 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 Sciences. 473 (2199), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0706
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TitleA restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK
AuthorsDadson, S., Hall, J., Murgatroyd, A., Acreman, M., Bates, P., Beven, K., Heathwaite, L., Holden, J., Holman, I., Lane, S., O'Connell, E., Penning-Rowsell, E., Reynard, N., Sear, D., Thorne, C. and Wilby, R.
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.

Research GroupFlood Hazard Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRoyal Society
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
ISSN1364-5021
Electronic1471-2946
Publication dates
Online15 Mar 2017
Print31 Mar 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Nov 2017
Accepted08 Feb 2017
Output statusPublished
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© 2017 The Authors.
Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Article number = 20160706

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0706
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