High and dry? Preventing tomorrow’s flood ghettos

Helen Jackson

February 2020

The UK needs to become a climate ready nation. We know that flooding is going to get worse with climate change. This means not only that we develop foresight on physical impacts and effective adaptation policies at a technical level, but also that we understand the human impact. These impacts could include small businesses being deterred by lack of insurance cover; the cost of uninsured losses hitting spending power on local goods and services; and rows of blighted houses which cannot be mortgaged or sold on — what one commentator has called “flood ghettos”.

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