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Global flood risk set to triple by 2030: Study

  • In the next decade and a half, the number of people affected by river flooding is set to triple, research revealed.

    The risk of flooding has increased due to population growth and climate change, the World Resources Institute said.

    In the UK alone, some 76,000 people per year may face flooding risks. 

    Overall, some 20 million people across the world are currently at risk of being impacted by floods. This figure can go up to 50 million people and cost the world £340 billion by 2030, according to the study.

    Tagged as: global flooding, river flooding, climate change, population, UK flooding risk, world news