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Detecting changes in winter precipitation extremes and fluvial flood risk
chapterposted on 2014-11-19, 14:16 authored by Robert WilbyRobert Wilby, Hayley J. Fowler, Bill Donovan
There is a widely held perception that flood risk has increased across Europe during the last decade (EEA, 2005). Following extensive flash flooding in England, the Pitt Review (2008) concluded that: “The Summer 2007 floods cannot be attributed directly to climate change, but they do provide a clear indication of the scale and nature of the severe weather events we may experience as a result”. The review further asserted that, “timely decisions will allow organisations the flexibility to choose the most cost-effective measures, rather than being forced to act urgently and reactively. Early action will also avoid lock-in to long-lived assets such as buildings and infrastructure which are not resilient to the changing climate”...
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Published inApplied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management
Pages578 - 604 (27)
CitationWILBY, R.L., FOWLER, H.J. and DONOVAN, B. 2014. Detecting changes in winter precipitation extremes and fluvial flood risk. IN: Beven, K. and Hall, J. (eds). Applied Uncertainty Analysis For Flood Risk Management. London: Imperial College Press, pp. 578 - 604.
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NotesThe book chapter, Detecting changes in winter precipitation extremes and fluvial flood risk by Wilby, R.L., Fowler, H.J. and Donovan, B. was published in: Beven, K. and Hall, J. (eds). Applied Uncertainty Analysis For Flood Risk Management © 2014 Imperial College Press. It is available here with the kind permission of Imperial College Press.