19 June 2017

Flood Defences: understanding the drivers behind government policy

Transport, energy and digital are all important infrastructure needs. But what about flood defence? Wavin, together with the New Civil Engineer, presents an indepth white paper on the subject.

2.44 millions
The number of properties in the UK at risk from flooding from rivers and the sea
3 millions
The number of properties in the UK at risk from surface water flooding

Where is the flood defences funding?

Disruption from flooding costs the UK economy £1bn per year. There are more than 2.44M properties at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, another 3M more at risk from surface water flooding, and countless more at risk from sewer flooding. Of all these, almost a quarter of a million – 244,000 – at high risk of flooding.

And there is no hiding it – these numbers are set to increase in future due to population growth and climate change.

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