Results of implementation in water management
Between April and October 2013, an online survey was undertaken, targeting flood risk managers, emergency officers and highways and drainage engineers from county and district authorities in England, who are the main users of the Flood Forecasting Centre’s (FFC) Surface Water Flood (SWF) warnings. The survey had a total of 490 recipients drawn from a local authorities database owned by the Local Government Information Unit, as well as from the Emergency Planning Advisers Group of the Local Government Association. The survey was split in three sections. The first section was to collect general information. In the second section, the questions aimed to reveal the usefulness and understanding of two existing emergency services. The third section was intended to assess the potential response of local authorities to more localised surface water flood warnings in a range of hypothetical scenarios characterised by different levels of certainty and lead times. More information and the results of the survey can be found here.