Winter floods - London's flood risk assumptions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0062
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Cumbria has now experienced three so called 'once in a lifetime flooding events' in the past ten years. In light of this and the unprecedented flood events across other parts of north England and Scotland this winter, as part of your climate change adaptation responsibilities are you re-appraising London's flood risk assumptions?

Answer

Answer for Winter floods - London's flood risk assumptions

Answer for Winter floods - London's flood risk assumptions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It will be important to determine whether the events that have happened, not just over the past month, but over the past few years are in fact a change in the baseline level of risk.

On that basis my officers will work with the Environment Agency to determine if we need to re-appraise flood risk in London.