How come the flood that occured in 1993 isnt appearing
Flooding case studies
What is flood risk management?
Flooding from rivers or the sea is a natural hazard that has a major impact on people and the environment. 4.6 million people in England and Wales are at risk from flooding from rivers or the sea. Building in floodplains means there are now over 2.3 million properties in areas that could flood.
We cannot prevent floods, but we can manage the risk of flooding. Flood risk is a combination of two components: the chance (or probability) of flooding and the impact (or consequences) of flooding.
The effects of climate change causing rising sea levels and wetter, stormier winters will increase the risk of flooding.
- Wansbeck flood reports, January 2016 (PDF download)
- 2014 UK floods (KS3-5)
- 2014 flooding on the Somerset Levels (GA Magazine article for teachers, members only)
- 2014 floods in Somerset (KS2)
- 2011 Australia floods
- 2010 Pakistan floods
- The River Ouse in Uckfield, October 2000 (flooding in a small catchment)
- The River Severn in Bewdley, Autumn 2000 (flooding in a large catchment)
- Flooding in Wallasea
- Flooding in Carlisle, January 2005
Publications and articles
- KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Future Floods - How can geography make a difference?
- Climate change and the summer 2007 floods in the UK (Geography)
- My Place: Cockermouth, Cumbria (Teaching Geography)
- Top Spec Geography: Flood Risk and Management (P16)
- Flooding in Bangladesh: Causes, Impacts & Management (DVD, KS3-P16)
- Challenging Assumptions: Controversy in Bangladesh: what sort of knowledge for what sort of flood management? (Geography)
- When flood risk transforms a territory: the Lully effect (Geography)
Many thanks for your question. The Managing Flood Risk case studies on these pages were developed with specific sets of Environment Agency data and as such we were unable to develop resources for other flood events.
You might be interested in our Future Floods book for Key stage 3 geography which looks at flooding in York in some depth.
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