New British document to manage flood risk in development


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.

BS 8533:

  • 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 You can order PDFs of BS Standards by calling 0800 782 632 during business hours or emailing

Related Standards

Related Touchstone articles

== ENDS==

Media enquiries

Jayne McCullum
Standards New Zealand
(04) 498 3989

About Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is the operating arm of the Standards Council, and part of New Zealand's standards and conformance infrastructure. Standards New Zealand is an autonomous Crown entity responsible for managing the development and distribution of Standards across a range of sectors nationally.

Standards New Zealand is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation, relying on revenue primarily from contracts with sponsors to develop Standards, and from sales of Standards publications. Our independence helps us facilitate a cross section of stakeholders' contributions to the development of Standards, and ensure that each Standard meets the needs of end users.

Stay in touch

Read Touchstone, Standards New Zealand's free monthly electronic magazine, for the latest Standards news. Subscribe to Touchstone here.

The question is not what you gain from standardisation, it's what you lose without it.