Independent review of Flood Awareness Wales 2016

In December 2015 the Flood Awareness Wales (FAW) team at Natural Resources Wales (NRW) commissioned Collingwood Environmental Planning Ltd to carry out a review of the community engagement element of the FAW programme.

The overall aims of the review were:

  1. To assess the effectiveness of NRW’s approaches to date, specifically in relation to the current model of operation - development of flood plans, which are supported and maintained by local flood volunteers
  2. To provide evidence and recommendations drawing on local, national and international best practice and approaches to date, to inform future practice in increasing community flood resilience across Wales

The FAW programme was developed by Welsh Government and Environment Agency Wales (EAW, now NRW) in 2010 to contribute to the delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management objectives by raising awareness and increasing the preparedness of communities.

The Executive Summary presents the findings of the evidence review; a survey of flood plan volunteers; interviews with volunteers and professional partners.

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Independent FAW review Executive summary 2016 PDF [125.9 KB]
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