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menu of strategies for

managing flood risks

Conurbation/catchment scale

The diagram summarises the range of actions

and techniques available to increase adaptive

capacity. Detail is given in the text on the

proceeding pages.

Neighbourhood scale

Building scale

Diversion or dualling of flood

flows away from affected areas

Flood attenuation and temporary water

storage, including use of greenspace

‘Set-back’ flood defences and, as a last resort,

permanent defences and hard barriers

Source control, for example,

upland land management

Managed realignment

Managing flood pathways to

cope with heavy rainfall events

Green roofs

One-way valves

Sustainable drainage systems

Rain proofing and overhangs

Raising floor levels

Widening drains to increase capacity

Flood resilient materials

Removable household products

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