The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 117–132

Role of Insurance in Reducing Flood Risk

  • David Crichton

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.gpp.2510151

Cite this article as:
Crichton, D. Geneva Pap Risk Insur Issues Pract (2008) 33: 117. doi:10.1057/palgrave.gpp.2510151


This paper considers the problems of flood risk management in the context of public and private insurance. It demonstrates the important role of insurance in reducing flood risk with examples from the U.K. and France. It includes a brief description of the summer 2007 floods in England.



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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Crichton
    • 1
  1. 1.Benfield UCL, Hazard Research Centre, University College LondonLondonUK