Flood Hazard Research Centre


MCM 2013 Front CoverFHRC will be running two one-day Introduction to Flood Benefits Appraisal courses on Tuesday 29th April 2014(London) and Wednesday 18th June 2014 (Birmingham). See the Courses page for further information.

The MCM-Online, the companion website to the new Manual, is now fully functional. Find out about Licence options and fees and access the new Handbook and data by visitng the MCM-Online.  

FHRC is now on Twitter! Follow us for the latest news, publications and events.  

The new Multi-Coloured Manual was published by Routledge in November. This is the culmination of over 2 years' hard work by the FHRC team and our partners at the Environment Agency and Defra. Alongside the new Multi-Coloured Manual we are pleased to announce the launch of MCM-Online, our first web-based information and data resource. The new Multi-Coloured Handbook & Data, a companion volume to the Manual, will be available for download under license from a secure section of MCM-Online.

See more announcements  

An Introduction to the Flood Hazard Research Centre 

The Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based at Middlesex University in the School of Science and Technology.  We specialise in the interaction between people and the environment, together with the analysis and appraisal of environmental policies. Our aim is to develop our understanding of the relations between people, water and the environment, in order to reduce the risks from natural hazards and improve policies for current and future generations. In particular, we are interested in the environmental and societal dimensions of natural hazards such as different factors of change, vulnerability reduction and capacity building, governance and decision making.

The centre staff work across a range of disciplines including geography, economics, sociology, social anthropology, and environmental science.  We have a PhD and Masters level training programme and run professional training courses for Environment Agency, local authority and consultancy staff.

We have many years experience of working with government bodies in the UK and overseas.  Our reputation and expertise is informed by an up-to-date view of the state of the art in the relevant research areas. This is reflected by our portfolio of past and current research projects.

We welcome collaboration with any interested research bodies and individuals. 

Advice and Support for People Affected by Flooding

If you have been flooded or are at risk from flooding you may find the following organisations and web links useful:

Research Impact

The Flood Hazard Research Centre has recently been featured in our Research Impact Case Studies.