From Defra Thousands more homes and businesses are to be better protected from flooding and coastal erosion, as part of plans published today by the Government outlining a record £5.2 billion of investment over the next six years. More than £860 million will be spent in 2021-22 boosting design and construction of more than 1,000 […]

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From Water Briefing The number of disasters has increased by a factor of five over the 50-year period, driven by climate change, more extreme weather and improved reporting. However, thanks to improved early warnings and disaster management, the number of deaths decreased almost three-fold. Extreme weather events cause US$ 3.64 trillion in economic losses. According […]

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This review identified key areas of the planning process related to flood risk management and sets out actions the government will take to strengthen its approach. The government’s Planning for the Future policy paper announced a review of policy for building in areas at flood risk. In July 2020 the government published its Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk […]

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Nature ‘Disastrous floods have caused millions of fatalities in the twentieth century, tens of billions of dollars of direct economic loss each year and serious disruption to global trade. In this Review, we provide a synthesis of the atmospheric, land surface and socio- economic processes that produce river floods with disastrous consequences. Disastrous floods have […]

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