20 February 2012
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published Assessing and managing flood risk in development – Code of practice BS 8533:2011. The Standard gives practical guidance on the appropriate assessment and management of flood risk where development is proposed in the UK.
- provides developers and decision makers (local authorities and regulators) with practical assistance to deal with flood risk in and around their development
- helps users to analyse flood risk and select appropriate risk management solutions
- complements national planning policies and guidance for development and flood-risk management in the UK
- is complementary to BS EN 752:2008, which covers drain and sewer systems outside buildings.
Order BS 8533:2011 (hard copy) Assessing and managing flood risk in development – Code of practice from www.standards.co.nz. You can order PDFs of BS Standards by calling 0800 782 632 during business hours or emailing email@example.com.
- NZS 9401:2008 Managing flood risk – A process Standard
- BS EN 752:2008 Drain and sewer systems outside buildings
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- Managing flood risk – new Standard available now, December 2008
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