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Land Drainage and Flood Defence Responsibilities offers practical, engineering-focused coverage of the legislation relating to water management, flood risk and drainage. Owing to increasingly erratic weather patterns and the effects of climate change, the topics of drainage and flood defence are becoming ever-more important for the policy-makers, engineers and construction professionals charged with responding to these changes.
This fifth edition of Land Drainage and Flood Defence Responsibilities has been fully updated to reflect the significant changes that have been made to both domestic and European legislation since the last edition was published in 2010. Each chapter now includes separate sections outlining any differences in legislation between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This new edition covers the following major recent developments:
- Water Act 2014
- Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009
- National Planning Policy Framework
- EU regulations
Land Drainage and Flood Defence Responsibilities is essential reading for engineers, consultants, and design and construction professionals working within the water industry, particularly in sectors relating to flooding and drainage operations.