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Prevention and Information related to Flood Risk Management: Elements of comparison between systems in France, England and Wales

Abstract : This report is the result of a two month internship spent in Reading in the Risk and Forecasting team of the Environment Agency from September to October 2003. This mission was sponsored by the Cemagref (Snow Avalanches Engineering and Torrent Control Research Unit) and ENGREF . In order to make it useful in either France or England and Wales, the initial objective of this work was to make a general overview of both flood prevention systems. Therefore, some general topics like the global flood risk prevention system and administrative organisations are introduced. The Environment Agency is firstly described by its main roles, staffing and funding. Its specific targets relating to flood risk management are then detailed more thoroughly. The report then focuses on some topics related to building and planning application and some of the information systems used to manage flood risks inside the Environment Agency and outside to provide information to the public. The way flood risks are considered in the global planning process was analysed and compared with the French one, and the French system of prevention was described. A special focus is made on the Risk Prevention Plans and its implementation. The information systems used to manage flood risks and technical means are described. Finally, a global comparative analysis of both systems is proposed.
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J.M. Tacnet. Prevention and Information related to Flood Risk Management: Elements of comparison between systems in France, England and Wales. irstea. 2004, pp.125. ⟨hal-02584054⟩

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