‘Growth drives UK flooding problems’

BBC: Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, new research suggests. The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas. It says it is unclear if climate change is implicated in recent flooding. But the Southampton University team urges government to continue spending on flood defences as more homes are likely to be vulnerable due to sea level rise and more intense rainfall. ......

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