Rising Water


Here are some contributions by people who have experienced flooding and some useful resources:



Click on the links below to view experiences of flooding:

Cllr Mrs Chris Roberts MBE



National Flood Forum


The National Flood Forum provides support and advice to communities and individuals that have been flooded or are at risk of flooding. It is a collective, authoritative voice that aims to influence central and local government and all agencies that manage flood risk.

The National Flood Forum is a charity run by people who have experienced the trauma, loss and frustration that go with flooding or have first hand experience of supporting the victims of flooding both during and after the event.


Flood Hazard Research Centre




The Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based at Middlesex University, in the School of Health and Social Sciences.

FHRC specialises in the interaction between people and the environment, together with the analysis and appraisal of environmental policies. Our aim is to develop our understanding of the relations between people, water and the environment, in order to reduce the risks from natural hazards and improve policies for current and future generations. In particular, we are interested in the environmental and societal dimensions of natural hazards such as different factors of change, vulnerability reduction and capacity building, governance and decision making. Through a series of research projects, the Centre has developed a range of models of social as well as environmental processes.

We welcome collaboration with any interested research bodies and individuals.

Click here for a flyer about the Flood Hazard Research Centre.

Click here for the Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) website which provides more detailed information on the activities of the FHRC including staff profiles, courses, publications, and research projects.


The Effects of Flooding

Click here for chapter 4 of a thesis by Dr S. McCarthy which details personal experiences of the longer-term effects of flooding.

Reproduced with the of permission Dr S. McCarthy taken from: McCarthy, S.S. (2004). Definition and experience of flooding: Residents' and officials' perspectives. PhD thesis University of Surrey library, Guildford (and Flood Hazard Research Centre library Middlesex University, Trent Park, London). Funded by the ESRC and Environment Agency.


Sea Water in the Land

This idea was submitted by Colin Springthorpe. Click here to see the image.




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