Using the latest climate projections to assess surface water flooding and drought risk.

In May 2018 the UK Met Office will be publishing the first set of data linked to new UK Climate Projections (UKCP18)

To prepare for the release of this new information, six partners in the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) have been working with the Met Office’s chief scientist to explore the implications for regional organisations who need to make decisions based on the impacts of future climate change. The partner organisations have been able to make recommendations about the information they would find most useful and the kind of support they would need to get the best use from it.

The project, funded by iCASP, has contributed to a suite of leaflets to be published by the Met Office which demonstrate how UKCP18 can be used in different contexts.

The Yorkshire iCASP project focused on the application of UKCP18 to the way specific organisations usually assess risks from surface water flooding and drought. They developed two case study examples, each with a step by step guide for organisations to use if they need to update existing planning and assessment processes using UKCP18 data.

The case studies are written for people used to handling highly technical information to help them get to grips more quickly with the changes since the last set of projections: UKCP09.

They are now ready to download below.



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