Responding to the risk of flooding. Andrew Watkinson School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia. [email protected] Flooding. Flood risk represents a combination of the probability of the occurrence with its potential consequences. Managing the risk.
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Flood risk represents a combination of the probability of the occurrence with its potential consequences
Foresight flood risk
2005: £575m per year
2035: £1 billion per year
But ..... Flooding from intense rainfall events
Source: Evans et al. 2004
Actions to address flood risk
Actions to promote climate resilience in the health and social care system
To reduce the risk of death and illness associated with severe weather events and climate change and increase preparedness and resilience to the impacts on public health.
To promote climate resilience within the NHS, public health and social care system to ensure continuity of services and resilient assets/estates, including the ability to deal with the increased demand for services associated with severe weather related events.
Source: Ahern and Kovats 2006