Submission to the EFRA Committee inquiry into the winter floods of 2015/16

Lord Krebs of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) has written to Neil Parish MP,
Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee to provide written evidence to EFRA’s Winter floods 2015/16 inquiry.

Lord Krebs writes: “We very much welcome this inquiry. The record rainfall totals in December were unprecedented in the instrumental record but severe flooding somewhere in England in any given year is almost to be expected. As a result of climate change, heavy rain and high river flows especially in winter will become increasingly likely. Investment in flood defence structures will alleviate some risk for some communities, but by no means all.”

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