Flood hazard and management: a UK perspective.

  title={Flood hazard and management: a UK perspective.},
  author={Howard S. Wheater},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  volume={364 1845},
This paper discusses whether flood hazard in the UK is increasing and considers issues of flood risk management. Urban development is known to increase fluvial flood frequency, hence design measures are routinely implemented to minimize the impact. Studies suggest that historical effects, while potentially large at small scale, are not significant for large river basins. Storm water flooding within the urban environment is an area where flood hazard is inadequately defined; new methods are… CONTINUE READING

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