How BITC is working with the business sector to enhance the UK’s resilience to flooding. Currently, 2.4 million UK properties are at risk from .. Read more river and coastal flooding each year. A further 2.8 million are susceptible to surface water flooding. Both local authorities and residents are on high alert for the next major rainfall incident, which poses a risk to lives and livelihoods. Whilst the response from local authorities, the environment agency and emergency services is well rehearsed, it is necessary to prevent these major incidents from occurring in the first instance. The 25 Year Environment Plan gives a long-term vision for natural flood resilience. The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review focuses on extreme flood scenarios and improving the resilience of local infrastructure.
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