Targeting flood investment and policy to minimise flood disadvantage

Kit England and Katherine Knox
22nd Jul 2015

How can the Government and other authorities improve flood risk management to better support vulnerable sections of society?

Key findings

Flood risk in England is growing, and the public expects the Government to respond to this risk.

This report:

  • outlines the relationship between exposure to flooding and social vulnerability and how this creates flood disadvantage for particular parts of England;
  • sets out how flood investment could be targeted more effectively to support the communities that may be most disadvantaged by flooding in England;
  • recommends how the wider national policy framework could better address underlying social vulnerability in order to increase flood resilience.
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