Local flood risk management strategy
We have a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to co-ordinate flood risk management within the borough to ensure that flood risks from surface water runoff, groundwater, smaller watercourses and ditches are identified and managed.
We are required by law to have a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in place to set out how this will be achieved.
The production of the strategy provides the opportunity to consolidate existing flooding evidence into a single document, clearly setting out how flood risk will be managed across Wandsworth in the future by different stakeholders. It should provide clear advice to residents, businesses and developers on how that will be achieved.
The strategy document and summary were modified in 2016 to account for national changes to Lead Local Flood Authority duties regarding the management of Sustainable Drainage Systems.