The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England.

Chatterton, John and Viavattene, Christophe and Morris, Joe and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. and Tapsell, Sue M. (2010) The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England. Project Report. Environment Agency, Bristol, UK.

Full text is not in this repository.


Exceptional rainfall in the summer of 2007 caused extensive flooding in parts of England, especially in South and East Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. As a consequence there was unprecedented flooding of properties and infrastructure in some areas. The resultant disruption, economic loss and social
distress turned the summer 2007 floods into a national catastrophe. Broad-scale estimates made shortly after the floods put the total losses at about £4 billion, of which
insurable losses were reported to be about £3 billion. On behalf of the Environment Agency, this study set out to produce a plausible, transparent and comprehensive monetary estimate of the total economic cost of the summer 2007 flood events.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 4097
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Mrs Sue Black
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:17

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item