Publication Date: 25th June 2020
Authors: Swenja Surminski, Sara Mehryar and Maryam Golnaraghi
Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in mature economies, this report looks at the system in England, where insurance take-up is high and climate change is taken into account. It finds that the current system is in transition, with focus shifting towards flood resilience; however, progress is slow and more needs to be done to incentivise risk reduction and avoid over-reliance on structural protection and the future availability of insurance.
- Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate: Insights from the United States, England and Germany
- Flood Risk Management in the United States
- Flood Risk Management in Germany
Reports on Australia and Canada are forthcoming.
Press release – Better public- and private-sector cooperation urgently needed to manage flood risk
Watch the #RiskConversations webinar – Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate