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Future flood risk management in the UK

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jim Hall


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The Foresight Future Flooding project has analysed future flood risk in a scenario framework for the whole of the UK. The analysis predicts increasing flood risk unless current flood management policies and investment levels are changed, with up to a twentyfold increase in economic risk by the 2080s. The increase is attributable to a combination of climate change and increasing value of household, industrial and infrastructure assets. Potential responses are assessed in terms of the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. The work described has formed much of the evidence base for the new government strategy for flood risk management in England, 'Making space for water'.

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Author(s): Evans E, Hall JW, Penning-Rowsell E, Sayers P, Thorne C, Watkinson A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Management

Year: 2006

Volume: 159

Issue: 1

Pages: 53-61

Print publication date: 01/03/2006

ISSN (print): 1741-7589

ISSN (electronic): 1751-7729

Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd.


DOI: 10.1680/wama.2006.159.1.53


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