Defra Policy Paper: ‘This surface water management action plan sets out the steps the government is taking, with the Environment Agency and others, to manage the risk of surface water flooding.

It covers a number of actions to both improve our understanding of the risks and strengthen delivery. These include:

  • improving risk assessment and communication
  • making sure infrastructure is resilient
  • clarifying responsibilities for surface water management
  • joining up planning for surface water management
  • building local authority capacity’

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