Groundwater floods occur after long periods of high rainfall, when the water table rises above the ground surface. Insurance companies estimate that groundwater flooding claims amount to between £50 million and £100 million per year. Each event costs about three times as much as fluvial or tidal flooding because a groundwater flood can last for weeks or months. 1.6 million homes in the UK that are outside existing fluvial and tidal flood risk areas may be susceptible to groundwater flooding.
ESI is a specialist consultancy dealing with all aspects of groundwater science and have one of the largest and most technically capable groundwater teams in the UK. ESI provides a variety of tailored services to a broad range of clientswho need to understand, assess, map and plan for groundwater flooding, including the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, Insurance companies and property owners.
If you are interested in any of our groundwater flood risk services, then please give Dr Paul Ellis a call on 01743 276100 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org