This written evidence was submitted in August 2020 to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry on Flooding. The evidence was published on 21 October 2020.

The Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2019–21 was published on 8 February 2021.

The authors introduce their responses with: “As a group of research and policy specialists focused on resilience, we welcome this important inquiry. Recent events have reiterated how pressing the issue of flooding is in England, not least for affected communities and businesses, and it is essential that urgent action is taken to build resilience. As the UK champions the issue internationally, including through Presidency of COP26, it is vital that it is also delivering at the national and local level.”

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