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Flash floods: why are more of them devastating the world’s driest regions?

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posted on 2023-05-05, 09:51 authored by Jie Yin, Yao Gao, Ruishan Chen, Dapeng YuDapeng Yu, Robert WilbyRobert Wilby, Nigel Wright, Yong Ge, Jeremy Bricker, Huili Gong, Mingfu Guan

Shifting weather, changing settlement patterns and a lack of preparedness mean that dryland areas are most at risk from flooding. Researchers need to focus on data collection, early-warning systems, flood protection and more.

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Unlocking the potential of surface water flood nowcasting for emergency services in a changing climate

UK Research and Innovation

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Piloting a real-time surface water flood risk mapping service within ResilienceDirect to support local emergency decision-making

Natural Environment Research Council

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Scaling-Up: National Assessment of Emergency Response Accessibility During Flooding

Natural Environment Research Council

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School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Nature

Volume

615

Issue

7951

Pages

212 - 215

Publisher

Springer Nature

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Springer Nature

Publisher statement

This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-023-00626-9

Publication date

2023-03-07

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

0028-0836

eISSN

1476-4687

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Dapeng Yu. Deposit date: 4 May 2023

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