Flood risk management

Flood risk management is defined as holistic and continuous societal analysis, assessment and reduction of flood risk (floodsite 2004).

The process of flood risk management comprises and combines:

  • flood risk analysis, to determine risk objectively by analysing and combining probabilities and negative consequences of floods
  • flood risk assessment, to understand perception of risk, to assist societal weighing of costs and benefits of risk and to support decisions, and
  • design and implementation of physical measures and policy instruments for flood risk management


Common framework for European flood risk management planning is EU Floods Directive, which is implemented in Finland with national legislation. Read more: Flood risk management planning

Published 2013-09-17 at 16:01, updated 2019-04-17 at 11:56