Environment Minister John Griffiths says 'planning and preparation' are needed to cope with our changing climate.
At a summit today he is expected to set out how the £47m earmarked to support flood defence projects in Wales will be spent.
We know our climate is changing and that as a result we are set to see, and have already seen, an increase in rainfall and storms. Flooding and coastal erosion are two of the biggest natural hazards we face and can cause damage to homes, businesses, infrastructure, and in severe cases, loss of life.
What we need is early planning and preparation so we are ready to cope with the challenges ahead.
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