23 May 2019

Park and ride homes raise flooding, wildlife and congestion fears Locked

Flood Briefing: Congestion, flooding and impact on neighbouring woodlands could affect plans for hundreds of homes on green belt land near Bristol.

23 May 2019

£42m Hull flooding alleviation scheme planned Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood defences will be raised along more than 6km of the Humber foreshore.

23 May 2019

Ice-sheet melting rate is unknown, say researchers Locked

Flood Briefing: Severe limitations remain in the predictive capability of ice sheet models, according to a paper in the PNAS journal.

17 May 2019

Flood & Coast returns to Telford in June Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management will be a key focus of the Conference and Exhibition.

16 May 2019

Pipe sensors could reduce flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: Northumbrian Water is trialling street level sensors that detect and report burst pipes instantaneously.

16 May 2019

Flood consultation highlights need for greater resilience, says NIC Locked

Flood Briefing: The National Infrastructure Commission has welcomed the flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England put forward by the Environment Agency.

16 May 2019

Minor rainfall results in major road outages, claim US researchers Locked

Flood Briefing: Variable topography means that a small amount of rainfall can lead to widespread road disruption, says the Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute.

10 May 2019

Environment Analyst partners with The Flood Expo Locked

Flood Briefing: Environment Analyst is partnering with The Flood Expo, the world leading flooding exhibition and conference.

Europe, UK
10 May 2019

Flood management costs could rise steeply, finds Government Locked

Flood Briefing: In Long-term Investment Scenarios 2019, the Government forecasts just how expensive flood prevention could be if climate change continues unchecked.

9 May 2019

EA factors 4°C rise into flood planning Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency has launched its long-term flood prevention strategy.

9 May 2019

Statistical method could reduce flood modelling costs Locked

Flood Briefing: A novel method of determining coastal flooding risk could reduce the computing power needed for long-term modelling, claim researchers at Oregon State University.

2 May 2019

Culvert project to protect 150 Birmingham homes Locked

Flood Briefing: The tunnel at Selly Park North will divert water from housing areas to local waterways farther downstream.

2 May 2019

RoyalHaskoningDHV acquires Ambiental Locked

Flood Briefing: Ambiental specialises in flood mapping and modelling technology.

2 May 2019

Satellite instruments to improve UK weather forecasts Locked

Flood Briefing: The UK Space Agency has developed the advanced forecasting technology in partnership with its French counterparts.

25 Apr 2019

EA capital investment reboot to be both greener and more efficient Locked

Flood Briefing: Smarter, longer term partnerships with infrastructure suppliers up to 2023 and beyond should lead to more sustainable, better-tailored solutions for tackling flood and coastal erosion, says the agency.

25 Apr 2019

Satellite data revises thought on flood risk zones Locked

Flood Briefing: More accurate data paint a clearer picture of population spread and density in the world’s flood plains, say University of Bristol researchers.

25 Apr 2019

Polperro tidal gate refurbishment to begin Locked

Flood Briefing: The £2m project will protect flood-prone properties after the gate was damaged in 2009 and 2014.

18 Apr 2019

EA completes outline design of Thames flood defence scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: It is set to reduce flood risk to 15,000 homes and 2,400 businesses in communities along the Thames.

18 Apr 2019

Dawlish sea wall receives approval Locked

Flood Briefing: Teignbridge Council has given the green light for Network Rail’s construction in Devon.

18 Apr 2019

Five takeaways from flood resilience event Locked

Flood Briefing: Several notable points were raised during the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience event in Newcastle, according to the University of Nottingham’s Blue-Green team.

18 Apr 2019

Climate change: from emergency to opportunity Locked

Flood Briefing: Environment Agency’s ce James Bevan look at the threats and opportunities that climate change presents and likens them to Brexit.

18 Apr 2019

Flood risk holds up Starbucks Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The local flood risk assessment has changed and SEPA is objecting to the application on a Rutherglen brownfield.

12 Apr 2019

Culvert and package solution for Chesham Locked

Flood Briefing: Options could include a combination of flood-resistant doors and ventilation covers, pumping systems, flood gates, and raising internal electrics above flood levels

12 Apr 2019

Church bells restored for flood warning Locked

Flood Briefing: The Cockwood and Starcross scheme takes into account the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels until 2050.

12 Apr 2019

GeoSmart wins groundwater flooding forecast contract Locked

Flood Briefing: Data from new boreholes along with forecast hydrographs form part of the service.

11 Apr 2019

Yorkshire sewers checked to curb flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: Sewer blockages cost the region £2.4m last year, says Yorkshire Water.

11 Apr 2019

Flood Alert Wales app abandoned Locked

Flood Briefing: National Resources Wales has found that few people use the service.

4 Apr 2019

£35m flood investment to benefit Isle of Axholme Locked

Flood Briefing: The project will protect over 15,000 homes and a large area of agricultural land.

4 Apr 2019

City planning must balance liveability with climate change, finds research Locked

Flood Briefing: Recent research led by Newcastle University suggests that urban planning made need to evolve in order to counter climate change risks.

4 Apr 2019

Coastal flooding and climate change inquiry launched Locked

Flood Briefing: The inquiry aims to understand the risks of coastal flooding and whether sufficient funding is available.