This paper reports on the formation of the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium and the research that is under way within the 'towards whole systems modelling' (WSM) priority area. Funding for the consortium is provided from a wide range of research funders in the UK including the national research councils, government departments and agencies with responsibility for flood risk management. The research portfolio has been formulated to address key research needs identified by the funders. This briefing note explains the relationship between the planned research in the WSM area and the UK Environment Agency's Strategy for Flood Risk Management. Additionally, it provides an introduction to the companion research papers in this issue by Villanueva and Wright, Hunter et al., Lin et al., and Néelz et al. The research reported in these companion papers focuses on flood inundation modelling and is an important subset of the work to be undertaken within WSM.
- Foods & floodworks
- River engineering