We need more land for development to meet population demand. Climate change requires house builders, architects and planners to think about where and how to make development more sustainable. They also need to account for changing ground conditions, including the hidden effects of groundwater flooding and the need for more sustainable drainage within new projects and planning approval processes.
Developers, insurers and local authorities need to be clear on ground conditions ahead of work, so that risks and additional costs are clearly identified.
Insurers and lenders are increasingly concerned about risk exposure due to climate change and the effect of flooding and subsidence on property assets.
Our data product range provides answers to all of these key risk management issues. We already provide guidance for many hundreds of thousands of property transactions a year, adding value and clarity to service providers and their clients.
Our maps are calibrated against known groundwater flood events such as the flooding in Winterbourne Abbas pictured below. The prolonged duration of groundwater flooding, which may last months, can result in very significant damage costs and disruption to peoples lives and businesses.