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Title: Ipswich flood defence management strategy study strategic options 2003
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Ipswich is situated in Suffolk where the Rivers Orwell and Gipping meet. The rivers run through the centre of the town, through the industrial and residential areas and the port. The town is currently protected from flooding by a system of flood defences of varying age and condition. Some of the defences are in a state of disrepair and require renewal in the next 5 years. The Environment Agency is developing a long term plan known as a flood defence management strategy. The aim of the strategy is to set out the policy and objectives for flood defence, which will promote efficient management of the whole defence system for the next 50 years. The Environment Agency is responsible for flood defences in Ipswich. The Government encourages operating bodies such as the Environment Agency to consider flood defence in an integrated and sustainable way by looking at the whole river system rather than individual sections. A long term plan, known as a flood defence management strategy, is developed and sets out the policy and objectives for flood defence taking into account a broad range of local interests and issues. Within this framework we can make decisions about providing the most appropriate flood defences and this approach allows us to manage the whole flood defence system more effectively. Ipswich is presently defended from flooding by a series of flood defences, some of which are coming to the end of their useful life. The Environment Agency, prompted by growing concern over several flood susceptible areas in Ipswich, commissioned the development of a flood defence strategy for Ipswich.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Flood Management StrategyRiversFlood controlFlood defence structuresFlood risk management
Geographic Keywords: IpswichOrwellGipping (Suffolk)East Suffolk catchment
Extent: 16
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