IFM Objectives

Integrated Flood Management aims at:

  • sustainable development: balancing development needs and flood risks
  • minimizing loss of life from flooding

  • maximizing the net benefits from flood plains, meaning to subordinate flood loss reduction to the overall goal of maximizing the efficient use of floodplains

  • environmental preservation: maintaining or restoring healthy rivers and ecosystem services in support of livelihoods

In order to achieve these objectives an integrated flood management plan should be based on the following principles:


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