This technical note provides an overview for authorities who wish to conduct flood hazard and risk assessments and who must develop a step-by-step plan for carrying out the assessment that is appropriate and feasible in the local context. It is important to keep in mind, however, that many aspects of flood hazard and risk assessment require specific expertise and experience. It is not advisable to conduct these assessments if your team lacks this experience, and this technical note does not provide specific guidelines, which can vary dramatically depending on local and regional conditions.

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