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Infographic: Future flood risk in the UK

The recent flooding across Northern England and parts of Scotland has generated widespread debate about how well the UK is managing flood risk. Flood risk arises from a range of factors interacting within a catchment (including, for example, land use, drainage and presence of physical defences), as well as the changing climate.

As part of its work to inform the Government’s next climate change risk assessment, the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change considers what 2°C and 4°C of average global warming may mean for the UK when it comes to flooding – as well as the potential impacts of rising sea levels.

Related blog: Preparing for UK water extremes – flooding and drought


CCC Infographic Flood Risk