Defra publishes surface water flooding plan

Defra has published an action plan on surface water management. It 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 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.