Need technical details of new surface water flood risk maps

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Dear Environment Agency,

I would like to have access to technical reports containing details of the rationale behind and the methodology used for generating the new surface water flood risk maps (the ones published in 2013).

I would like to know if there is a website where such information can be found (I've tried looking for it, but have only found the actual maps - not technical information about them). Otherwise and if possible, I'd like to have an electronic copy of the reports where technical details can be found.

In addition, I would like to have access to recent and official reports where the number of properties at risk of surface water flooding in England is indicated (apparently, based on the new SWF risk maps, new estimates of properties at risk were produced; I found information about it in news websites, but I would like to have access to official EA reports where these numbers are stated).

I intend to use this information in a scientific paper in which a review of advances in SWF risk management in England is presented (this is part of the EU Interreg RainGain project).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Susana Ochoa

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Owen Boswarva left an annotation ()

This EA report may be part of what you're looking for:

What is the updated Flood Map for Surface Water?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

It's 50 pages so there is quite a bit of technical detail. However the EA does hold additional material relevant to your request, including the additional reports mentioned on pages 33 and 34 of the above.

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Dear Maria,

Many thanks for your reply and for the information provided - it is exactly what I needed.

Yours sincerely,

Susana Ochoa