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Control measure

Specialist advice: Water Management systems

Control measure knowledge

Water management systems are usually operated by either an environmental agency, canal trust or an internal drainage board. Contact details for engineers and responsible persons for water management systems should be displayed nearby. Fire and rescue services should maintain a database of managers of known water management risks and contact details as appropriate.

In certain regions warnings of increased activation of water management systems, such as Strong Stream Advice notifications given by the Environment Agency in certain regions of England. Warnings will give an indication of an increased likelihood of activation.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Establish methods of identifying and sharing information on water management systems

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with the responsible person on water management systems