Flood disadvantage. Time for a change.

Many communities in the UK are threatened by flood risk, but some people are more disadvantaged than others.

Flood effects also vary with the severity of flooding, and current investment in flood-risk strategies and defences is driven by physical exposure to flood risk.
But this misses a key consideration.

The social vulnerability of individuals and communities at risk determines their capacity to respond to the consequences of flooding.

Future growth. Future climate. Future proof.

Water cycle studies are key to enabling a healthy relationship between future growth and the water environment.

Housing demand continues to outstrip supply in the UK; future development is inevitable. It is essential that local planning authorities plan for sustainable growth.

Climate change also has the potential to affect the demand for water and its availability

 

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