Water storage.(News Extra)

The team predicted that the five million people in the UK who live near to rivers can expect to be flooded with increasing regularity in the future.

Dr Fowler thought water companies should respond by thinking of ways for water storage during extreme weather conditions, which could then be used during drier periods.

"One solution could be to build storage facilities such as small reservoirs close to rivers to catch the excess water following extreme rainfall events. …

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