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Ss3 Resilience And Change In The Aftermath Of Floods: The Case Of Somerset

Congress: 2015
Author(s): Dr Catherine Butler and Dr Kate Walker-Springett
Dr Catherine Butler and Dr Kate Walker-Springett
ESRC - Economic & Social Research Council
University of EXETER
 

Oral:
Abstract
Introduction
• Major UK floods; 1947; 1952/3; 1973; 1998; 2000; 2004;
2007; 2012; 2013/14
• At risk: 5.2 million homes
• Cost: £1.1 billion / €1.54 billion annually in flood
damages
£2.34 billion/ €3.26 billion 2011 – 2015 on flood
and coastal defense
• UK climate projections - increased flood events
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