Risking not understanding water and flooding in the UK.

 

 

In January 2014 the UK experienced the most rain since records began back in 1914. Multiple scientific sources have strongly advocated the reasons behind the storms are down to human impact on our planet’s natural weather systems. The adverse weather started its life almost on the other side of the world but, proving that we are part of one unified system, slowly made its way to the UK to wreak some tasteless January havoc. The South West Of England Experienced the most rain in the UK, yet the East of England have had a wet but otherwise normal January. One thing that’s clear is that our environmental system is becoming more volatile and harder to predict. What ‘risks’ do we now face that can inform future business decisions for the year ahead? 

 

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/environment/water-resources/reservoir-levels/

https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1501

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mro/news-release/census-shows-increase-in-population-in-the-east-of-england/censuseastenglandnr0712.html

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=22137

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/environment_agency_report_issues_stark_warning_over_east_anglia_s_future_water_supplies_1_1191083

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=84770b7a-5223-4ae7…1%E2%80%8E

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070424181637AAhhd7W

http://www.shoothill.com/floodmap/

 

 

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