The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England.

Chatterton, John, Viavattene, Christophe ORCID logoORCID:, Morris, Joe, Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. ORCID logoORCID: and Tapsell, Sue M. (2010) The costs of the summer 2007 floods in England. Project Report. Environment Agency, Bristol, UK. . [Monograph] (doi:ISBN: 9781849111461)


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
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Depositing User: Mrs Sue Black
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 15:52

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