Integrated Flood Management (IFM) addresses issues of human security and sustainable development from a perspective of flood management, within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Some of the underlying causes that make it difficult to integrate the growing concerns regarding environmental degradation into sound flood management practices revolve around communication gaps between the various discipline groups involved - understanding the varying perspectives of sustainable development. This publication presents IFM approaches with special reference to environmental aspects and is an attempt to narrow this gap. It has been prepared primarily for flood managers to enable them to understand the range of environmental issues involved in flood management. At the same time, it provides useful information for policy makers, environmental groups, NGOs and communities, to help them assess flood risks in relation to environmental concerns and sustainable development.