Climate change is set to dramatically increase the risk of flooding in the UK. As more frequent, intense rainfall is predicted and sea levels continue to rise, there are potentially drastic consequences for homes, businesses, and communities if we fail to prepare and respond effectively to flooding.
This Digital Spotlight: “Flood response in climate-resilient communities” aims to discuss how we can ensure communities are resilient to the threat of flooding posed by climate change. It is important communities have access to the knowledge and tools to give them control of how they prepare for and respond to flooding. Whether those tools include traditional defences, temporary barriers, building restoration, drainage, effective flood warnings, actions plans or emergency response, communities must continue to evolve and build resilience to ensure we’re ready for flooding.