1. Devastating deluge
In early 2014, the UK suffered its worst rainfall in at least 248 years. Thousands of homes were flooded, causing great distress and an estimated £1.1bn in damage.
And this wasn't a one-off. The Met Office predicts global warming could make heavy summer downpours five times more likely by the end of the century.
But it isn't just the changing climate that is causing concern. The way that we are transforming the environment around us, is leaving us much more exposed to the risks posed by large amounts of rain.
2. CLICKABLE: How we are to blame
Click on the image to find out how human activity has made flooding more likely.
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3. Learning to live with floods
We need to find ways to limit the impact of floods. Which of these measures do experts believe could work?