Each year seems to bring disastrous flooding somewhere in the country. The consensus of opinion on climate change and global warming is that the UK is likely to experience heavier rainfall more often in the future, and that flooding will be more frequent and widespread as a result. So, reducing flood risk is becoming more of a priority for many householders.
RICS standards and guidance: Flooding: issues of concern to RICS surveyors and valuers (Residential property)
RICS standards and guidance: Surveys of residential property (reissue)