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UK Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Research Strategy

Living With Environmental Change's first UK Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research Strategy was published in Jan 2012. It is available to download below.

The Steering Group, set up to facilitate implementation of the R&D Strategy, has carried out a mapping exercise to provide an at-a-glance overview for research funders and users of research relating to the three thematic areas of Understanding Risk, Managing Probability and Managing Consequence.  The exercise has allowed us to identify which of the topics are being actively worked on as well as identifying topics within the strategy that are not currently being researched. We have also been able to ask for views on emerging research priorities.

The maps have been developed based on information from which has been supplemented by information from the Steering Group members. We shared the draft maps with delegates attending the November 2012 Living With Environmental Change Annual Event, providing an opportunity for feedback. We have included these suggestions in the maps and will be working over the coming months to incorporate information from wider research programmes of relevance to FCERM research. If you wish to share further feedback or suggestions on the maps, please contact

The Steering Group, which consists of the main flooding research funding organisations, also facilitates collaboration on future research projects and strengthens the exchange of knowledge between researchers and practitioners. See for example, the EPSRC sandpit event which contributed to the direction of £4 million of new investment in flood research.

The Steering Group will review progress on delivering the strategy and will use feedback from research and practitioner groups to update the strategy at appropriate points.


UK First Flood Research Strategy
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