Floods are natural processes that are difficult to prevent but can be managed in ways that minimize their social and economic impacts. Floods are a threat to life and damage property. Therefore, it is very important to consider flood risks during any planning process. There are areas more vulnerable to flooding than others.
Good planning and management can help to reduce flood risks. In simple terms, flood risk analysis is an assessment of the various risks associated with residential, industrial and commercial land use. This is required in any planning application for large development sites, especially in flood-prone areas. Analysis can be used by insurance companies to reduce premiums.
The flood risk analysis examines the impacts of floods and how the proposed development project can affect the area. In addition, the analysis includes a recommendation on how to improve flood risk after development. These strategies help to reduce the region’s exposure to floods.
Information about the development of the flood risk analysis area, proposed and current development information is required to determine whether the proposal can continue or not.
The analysis ensures that future flood risks can be avoided or managed and can be addressed in a timely and inexpensive manner. The analysis is similar to an assessment that not only provides recommendations, but also includes management of flood risks.
Clearly, there are many significances of flood risk analysis. Whether the application is for a major commercial purpose, individual development purposes, industrial or even small extension of our residential land, analysis is inevitable.