Look into the Future
For any organisation with an interest in preventing and preparing for major flood events, it is important to develop an understanding of long-term climate change risk. The Climate Change Flood Risk Indicator has been developed with a 2040 horizon and uses a realistic (2°) warming scenario, in line with Government-led, peer-reviewed allowances.
Although 2040 may seem a long way off, some changes may be experienced much sooner. It is also worth considering that gradual change now is much easier to deal with than sudden change later, with many organisations unable to adapt rapidly. Having access to this information now can be helpful for considered planning, decision-making and portfolio management in the medium term.
Planning for prevention is better than dealing with disaster.