Filtered by: Floods <Back to previous page D12 Responding to floodsSome areas may experience regular flooding. Other areas may suffer unexpected flooding if, for example, a dam wall collapses, a water main pipe… Rising sea levelsThe global rise in temperature is melting ice which is frozen within glaciers and ice caps. Large amounts of fresh water are released. This is causing a gradual rise in sea levels. Low-level coastal regions are therefore at more risk of flooding and tidal surges.