The recent 'unprecedented' flooding in north-west England might be more common than currently believed, a group of scientists has warned.
Coastal deltas are becoming more at risk of flooding due to land subsidence, or the gradual sinking of the Earth's surface, and sea-level rise.
How global flood risk models are being used to reduce flood impacts around the world is the subject of a new review by an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Bristol.
From 2000 to 2013, floods resulted in EUR 5.5 billion in annual losses in Europe, and this figure is set to increase fivefold by 2050 according to a study published last year in Nature. European governments have been hard ...
Research from the University of Adelaide has shed further light on the complex issue of flood risk, with the latest findings showing the potential for flood risk to both increase and decrease in the same geographic area.
Characterising flood behaviour for any river in the world is now becoming a possibility, according to new research from the University of Bristol published this month in Water Resources Research.
Millions of Americans live in flood-prone areas. In 2012 alone, the cost of direct flood damage hit nearly half a billion dollars. However, because the factors contributing to flood risk are not fully understood, river basin ...
Researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia
University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia.
Growing consensus on climate and land use change means that it is reasonable to assume, at the very least, that flood levels in a region may change. Then why, ask Rosner et al. in a new study, do the dominant risk assessment ...
Satellite monitoring of tiny changes in the gravitational field of river basins may give up to 11 months' warning of disastrous floods, a study published on Sunday said.