Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5387–5401, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5387-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5387–5401, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5387-2018

Research article 19 Oct 2018

Research article | 19 Oct 2018

Future hot-spots for hydro-hazards in Great Britain: a probabilistic assessment

Lila Collet et al.

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Floods and droughts cause significant damages and pose risks to lives worldwide. In a climate change context this work identifies hotspots across Great Britain, i.e. places expected to be impacted by an increase in floods and droughts. By the 2080s the western coast of England and Wales and northeastern Scotland would experience more floods in winter and droughts in autumn, with a higher increase in drought hazard, showing a need to adapt water management policies in light of climate change.