UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRa)
The Government is required under the 2008 Climate Change Act to publish a climate change risk assessment every five years. The first assessment was published in 2012 and the second in 2017. The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change provides independent, evidence-based analysis and advice to Government on preparing for climate change. The ASC has statutory roles to advise Government on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and report to Parliament on the implementation of the National Adaptation Programme (NAP).
Paul Sayers led the flooding aspects of the CCRA 2012, and Sayers and Partners led the quantified assessment of future flood risks from all sources (coastal, fluvial, pluvial and groundwater) for the whole of the UK together with an assessment of alternative adaptation strategies. The analysis was completed using the innovative Future Flood Explorer.
The detail project reports and findings can be found here
A summary presentation (delivered at the Flood and Coastal 2016 Conference , Telford Uk) is here
The study was lead by Sayers and Partners. The project team includes Paul Sayers, Dr Matt Horritt, Prof. Edmund Penning-Rowsell and Andrew McKenzie of BGS.
The study is ongoing - for further information contact Paul Sayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Example outputs from the UK Future Flood Explorer