The public thinks the Government needs to do more to tackle flooding in the UK, a new YouGov poll has found.
The poll, commissioned by Middlesex University, found that two-thirds (66%) of the public think the Government needs to put more effort into tackling the issue of flooding in the UK .
With the threat of flooding likely to increase the poll found that fewer than one in four (23%) people thought that the Government are doing everything that they can reasonably be expected to do following extensive flooding around the UK in the past 12 months.
The poll, of 2,402 adults from the UK, was commissioned for a conference on the important topic of water due to be held at Middlesex University. The conference, for charities, researchers and journalists, brings together top experts from the UK and world-wide organisations on Friday to discuss water.
The free conference is set to cover vital themes affecting water world-wide and takes a lead from the latest IPCC report, which places an emphasis on water and its widespread significance affecting the current political, ecological and ethical arenas, as well as the symbolic representation of water.
Top speakers include BBC Radio 4 presenter Ed Stourton and Dr Abimbola Odumusu from Save the Children and Unicef, who will be discussing 'Water: A growing concern for the poor'.