Suffolk’s Flood Risk Management Strategy is an important tool to help everyone understand and manage flood risk within our county. The strategy summarises the information available on the risk of flooding in Suffolk and way to manage that risk.
The strategy document has been published by the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership, which is made up of all the relevant Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) relevant to flood risk in Suffolk.
The activities identified in the strategy can only manage flood risk. It would not be possible, even if there were unlimited money available, to protect all properties from any flood risk. Instead efforts need to be made by all partners, organisations and householders alike, to reduce flood risk in practical ways. Sometimes this involves focussing not just on decreasing the probability of flooding but also its impact, making sure that the properties and households can cope in the event of a serious flood.
The strategy is supported by a number of useful documents:
Additionally, Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership has created a guidance booklet for all riparian owners in Suffolk: