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Community and Public Participation: Risk Communication and Improving Decision Making in Food and Coastal Defence - FD2007

Description
PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT
The first phase of a study reviewed the effectiveness of consultation and communication of procedures and practices used in flood and coastal defence in England and Wales. The study puts forward recommendations and a plan for additional work which has not been commissioned within the joint Defra / EA programme, however the Environment Agency is undertaking work on consultation and communication to support a wide range of activities.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE
To review the effectiveness of consultation and communication procedures and practices used in flood and coastal defence in England and Wales and, from this, to put forward suggestions for best practice methodologies to enable the public and stakeholder groups to better appreciate flood and coastal defence.

KEY CUSTOMER PURPOSE
To identify, develop and evaluate methods for communicating flood and erosion risk and uncertainties to a range of stakeholders. This will lead to consistency and best practice in communicating flood and erosion risk and hazard, and to improve understanding of risk and uncertainty among stakeholders, and support moves to risk-based planning guidance.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Community and public participation: Risk communication and improving decision making in Flood and Coastal Defence   (211k)
• Technical Report : Community and public participation: Risk communication and improving decision making in Flood and Coastal Defence   (433k)
• Technical Summary : Community and public participation: Risk communication and improving decision making in Flood and Coastal Defence   (462k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £115,585
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick Ltd
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Land              
Policy Development              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management