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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Section 3: “Risk management”

24.This section sets out what “risk management” means in relation to flooding and coastal erosion. Subsection (1) sets out the range of purposes for which actions may be undertaken in order to address risk.

25.Subsection (2) lists two examples of what is included within the definition of risk management to illustrate the scope of the concept. Risk management can include practices that increase the likelihood of flooding or coastal erosion in a specific area, either to achieve particular outcomes in that location or to manage the effect of flooding or coastal erosion elsewhere. Subsection (3) lists examples of things which might be done to manage flood risk or coastal erosion risk. Neither list is exhaustive or limiting.

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