Flood Alleviation

From natural flood management to hard-engineered solutions

Design flood alleviation works to protect your communities with RAB

Our Flood Risk Engineers will work with you to design flood alleviation works to protect your communities. We will consider all the options from natural flood management to hard-engineered solutions, these could include flood walls, embankments, flood gates, temporary and demountable defences.

We work with you to develop an initial concept, before developing it through detailed design so it is ready for construction. We will also produce tender documents, manage bids from relevant contractors and then supervise construction on your behalf. Our Senior Flood Risk Engineer Peter Batty says:

“Everything we do is bespoke to your site and tailored to meet your individual needs and drivers.”

If you have a flood alleviation project you would like to discuss with the experts please get in touch.

Request a call back to discuss your flood alleviation project or any other enquiry with the team at RAB.


Flood Alleviation Process


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Our friendly and professional team are available to answer any queries you may have about flood alleviation measures. Let us arrange a quote for you – free of charge.

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Flood Alleviation FAQs

Flood alleviation refers to measures and strategies designed to reduce the impact of flooding on communities and their assets. It is necessary to protect lives, property, and the environment from the devastating effects of flooding, including damage and disruption.

Flood alleviation measures vary widely and can include natural flood management, flood defences (e.g., levees, flood walls), river channel modifications, floodplain zoning, and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). The choice of measures depends on the specific flood risk and local conditions.

Flood alleviation projects typically require ongoing maintenance to ensure their effectiveness. This includes periodic inspections, repairs, and adjustments to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Regular maintenance is essential to keep flood defences and systems operational.

The duration of a flood alleviation project can vary significantly depending on its complexity, size, and the chosen measures. Projects may take several months to several years to plan, design, and implement.

Flood Alleviation Case Studies


Related Services

Flood alleviation often forms only part of the journey our clients take with us.
Learn more about the many services RAB offers to help increase resilience and reduce flood risk.

If you can’t find the service that you’re looking for, we might still be able to help. Get in touch to discuss your requirements today.