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  About Communication, Data Transfer, and Engagement with the Public.  
  1. Developing, maintaining, or otherwise restoring the natural and/or built environment, affordably, requires that surface water regimes be fully considered at the conceptual stage.
  2. The balance between readily available information at any concept stage, and derivable information at the inception stage, is shifted so that readily available information becomes more dominant, leading to reduced costs.
  3. Communication between all public bodies, 3rd Parties and the public, in respect of any function, requires to be enhanced and extended, to minimise the overall cost to the public.
  About Design, Construction, and Maintenance.  
  1. The design, construction, and maintenance of flood management, focusing or otherwise on natural and/or built infrastructure must follow interdependent principles at both local and national levels.
  2. The maintenance of existing levels of flood mitigation capability within any catchment, requires that there is an overall catchment design approach, not simply in the catchments where the symptoms are currently perceived or asessed as being the worst or having the highest priority.
  About Costs, Finance, and Procurement.  
  1. Flood management measures must generally be multi-purpose and/or must have multi-benefits, as must other infrastructure measures generated by different functions of public bodies.
  2. Finance and procurement functions must be interdependent between various public bodies in respect of flood management, whilst not duplicating effort and increasing resultant public costs.