Flooding

"Climate change has the potential to increase inequalities and disadvantage in the UK. Local authorities and other organisations working on climate change, or working with vulnerable communities, have a key role to play in responding to this challenge. The Climate Justice website has been developed to provide evidence to support local action. It highlights which people and places are likely to be most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather, including flooding and extreme heat, and the areas which might be most affected. It also examines fuel poverty and inequities in energy policy and how these can be tackled locally. Take a look at the maps to identify the issues in your local area and find guidance, case studies and resources on actions you could take to help build local resilience."

For further information go to: http://www.climatejust.org.uk/welcome-climate-just-web-tool

"Flooding is a natural process which shapes the natural environment, but also threatens life and can cause substantial distress and damage to property. The effects of weather events can be increased in severity as a consequence of past decisions about the location, design and nature of development and as a consequence of climate change. While flooding cannot be wholly prevented, its impacts can be avoided and reduced through good planning and management. The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) aims to ensure that flood risk forms one of the material planning considerations to help deliver sustainable development."

Please click on these links for further general information about flooding and in particular the Flood Memories Project with memories stored digitally. There is also a ginger group called The National Flood Forum

The Association of British Insureres can provide even more wide-ranging guidance.