Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England - Environment Agency staff consultation

Closes 13 Jun 2019

Opened 9 May 2019


This is the internal version of the consultation for Environment Agency staff only. We encourage teams to submit a collective response. If you are not part of the Environment Agency, please respond to our public consultation available here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public

Flooding of any kind is horrendous. Erosion destroys. Flooding events are dirty, invasive, damaging, and they can kill. They can force people to leave their homes and their businesses, cause prolonged mental ill health, destroy livelihoods and natural habitats.

The Environment Agency has been leading a conversation with people and organisations who are affected by or work to manage flooding and coastal change. We are now consulting on a draft strategy, which sets out a vision for a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to hear your views on the draft strategy which aims to create a nation resilient to flooding and coastal change to the year 2100. This consultation is focused on what we can do as a nation over the next 10 to 30 years to help support the longer term ambitions for change needed by 2100.

Responding To The Consultation

Please click on the 'Online Consultation' link below to answer the consultation questions. Submitting your responses online will help us gather and summarise responses quickly, accurately and cost effectively.

Consultation Documents

Please click on the individual links above to download each document.

The Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy includes a glossary which may be useful to you when responding to the consultation.

Other Supporting Products

We encourage you to share this consultation. To help you do this, we have produced a number of supporting products:

  • A short video giving a background to the draft strategy
  • A slide pack to be used to raise awareness of the strategy consultation and to help inform your consultation responses 
  • A Q&A document answering questions you may have about the draft strategy

Please click on the individual links above to download each document or product.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Business and industry
  • Flood management
  • Coastal management
  • Water resources
  • Water quality
  • Drought
  • Habitats and wildlife