Our strategy

Mission statement, vision & strategic objectives

Our mission is to provide land drainage, flood risk management and surface water management that enables communities to thrive and enjoy the amenity and biodiversity benefits of the water environment.

LSIDB significantly contributes towards the sustainable management of the Lower Severn IDB's area with special drainage needs. Our vision is to deliver an efficient, cost-effective service and be recognised as key participants of the FCERM (Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management) community providing exemplary water level management within the areas we serve and assisting all our partners.

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Our strategic objectives

  • Reduce the risk to people, property, agricultural and developed infrastructure and the natural environment by providing and maintaining technically, environmentally and economically sustainable flood management and defences within our areas
  • Become the preferred local delivery partner of choice for all flood risk management services in our watershed catchment areas, by working closely with other Flood Risk Management Authorities, partners and stakeholders
  • Enable and facilitate land use for residential, agricultural, commercial, recreational and environmental purposes in our areas by guiding and regulating activities that would otherwise increase flood risk

Our guiding principles

  • Be recognised as a competent FCERM authority
  • Play a full part in local partnerships
  • Have a distinct role working with other relevant authorities
  • As a regulatory body we Strive to become ‘The benchmark delivery partner’ of choice for Lead Local Flood Authorities and partners
  • Build capacity and adjust to deal with new challenges
  • Leading example in sustainable service operations and our proactive adaption to climate change impacts
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Latest from LSIDB

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June 19, 2024

New Film on Internal Drainage Boards Released!

An exciting new film has been made on the work of Internal Drainage Boards

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May 29, 2024

Arlingham News May 2024

Arlingham News features Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board

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May 8, 2024

SWADA

LSIDB hosted the Spring meeting of SWADA (South West Association of Drainage Authorities.)

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June 19, 2024

New Film on Internal Drainage Boards Released!

An exciting new film has been made on the work of Internal Drainage Boards

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May 29, 2024

Arlingham News May 2024

Arlingham News features Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board