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After the 2014 floods: The future management of flood risk

In the aftermath of last winter’s floods, Professor Enda O’Connell FREng and Professor Jim Hall FREng argue that the UK needs a strategic and evidence-based approach to managing flood risk. This should combine engineering measures, land use planning, forecasting and warning, resistance and resilience, catchment management, and prioritisation of investment.


Enda O’Connell FREng is Professor of Water Resources Engineering at Newcastle University. His areas of expertise include catchment flood hydrology, flood risk estimation, sustainable water resources management, and adapting to anthropogenic change within the water cycle.

Professor Jim Hall FREng is director of the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include flood risk management, climate change adaptation and infrastructure systems.

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