Government release Surface Water Management Action Plan

On Tuesday 17 July 2018, the government released their Surface Water Management Action Plan which sets out the steps the government is taking, with the Environment Agency and others, to strengthen surface water management by improving understanding of the risks and making sure those responsible can manage them effectively.

The plan fulfils a commitment in the 2016 National Flood Resilience Review to consider issues related to surface water, and follows from the inclusion of surface water flooding in a metropolitan area as a new risk in the National Risk Register.

The key themes of the plan are:
  • improving risk assessment and communication;
  • making sure infrastructure is resilient;
  • clarifying responsibilities for surface water management;
  • joining up planning for surface water management; and
  • building local authority capacity.

View the full report here.

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