How can we address the challenge of flooding and drought?
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Think big locally.
Climate change is water change. Increasingly, we face the threat of too little or too much water in many places across the U.K. To reduce water scarcity, it is critical to find a balance between our multiple demands on the water supply and the need to maintain a healthy natural environment that supports life. Perversely, flooding is also one of our biggest potential civil emergencies. One-in-seven homes and businesses facing some form of flood risk in England alone, compounded by surface water flooding from hard surfacing. We don’t have to look far to see how closely climate change and water are linked: the impact is being felt directly and locally.