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Targeting flood investment and policy to minimise flood disadvantage

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

Written by:
Kit England and Katherine Knox
Date published:

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.