Title
Integrated land and water management in floodplains in England
Description
Agricultural Flood Defence Schemes in floodplain and coastal areas were once an important element of Government support for farmers in Britain. More recently, however, changing priorities in the countryside, concern about environmental quality and perceptions of increased flood risk in lowland areas, in part linked to climate change, have promoted a re-appraisal of land management options and policies for floodplain areas. This paper examines the changes in floodplain management according to societal demand for ecosystem goods and services. Generic scenarios are developed to consider management options that focus on single objectives, such as maximising agricultural production, maximising biodiversity and minimising flood risk in the catchment. It also explores options which attempt to combine multiple objectives. This emerging scenario analysis will result in an integrated ecosystems approach that can help to inform future policy and practice for floodplain management, hopefully in ways that appeals to key stakeholders.
Language
English
Author
Helena Posthumus
Author
Tim M. Hess
Editor
Paul Samuels
Author
W. Allsop
Author
David J.G. Gowing
Author
Joe Morris
Author
Quentin L. Dawson
Author
J. Harrop
Author
Jim R. Rouquette
Author
Steve Huntingdon

flood risk management; flood damage; agriculture; summer 2007 floods

Is this item peer reviewed?
No
ISBN
9780415485074
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of publication
01 January 2008
Volume
Flood risk management : research and practice
Conference event title
FLOODrisk 2008
ConferenceLocation
Oxford