This resource aims to keep member councils up-to-speed with developments during extreme weather events.
With increasing flood risk, there are significant challenges for local authorities in helping communities to achieve sustainable economic growth.
Flood risk should be recognised as an important issue which provides both opportunities as well as a challenge to building sustainable communities. This portal is designed to offer you background information and guidance on flood risk management.
This is a good practice guide for councils communicating during periods of extreme weather. We have produced this in response to councils asking us for examples of good practice, how to develop a communications strategy and where they can go for further help and support.
Councils work around-the-clock with emergency services, government agencies and the voluntary and community sector to cope with prolonged extreme weather..
General information about flood and coastal erosion risk management.
Information about your new roles and responsibilities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act.
Information relating to sustainable drainage systems (SuDs).
Information relating to the National Planning Policy Framework, local planning and how this might affect flood risk management.
our online discussion forum for flood risk practitioners:
- ask questions and engage with others on key issues
- keep up to date with new developments
- share ideas, challenges and innovative practices
Essential flood risk management information
Our e-learning modules provide up to date information on the new roles and responsibilities of local authorities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
View Sefton Council's North West Regional Flooding Resource.