The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2024

Jurisdiction: England & Wales

Commencement: 12th January 2024

Amends: Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Mini Summary

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 implements the flood and coastal risk management strategy in England and Wales; duties are mainly for authorities with risk management functions. It also introduced Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) requirements for new developments in Wales.


Various duties apply.



Section 34 and Schedule 5 are brought into force. They introduce provisions for companies that have entered into special administration as a result of being unable to pay their debts.

This amendment has no direct relevance to environmental matters.

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