18 Mar 2019

Utilities should invest in coastal defences, says Councillor

Flood Briefing: The Leader of Scarborough Council has written to the Government highlighting the coastal defence burden that often falls on local authorities.

18 Mar 2019

RTPI signs blue-green infrastructure declaration Locked

Flood Briefing: The organisation has committed to raise awareness of blue-green infrastructure and develop a policy framework which supports it.

18 Mar 2019

Severn Trent receives drought permit

Flood Briefing: The EA has given the water company permission to abstract more water until 31 March.

18 Mar 2019

Garden village scheme refused on flooding grounds Locked

Flood Briefing: Maldon District Council has turned down a 1,138-home scheme in Essex.

8 Mar 2019

Horses help drive Yorkshire flood solutions

Flood Briefing: A range of natural flood management techniques are being installed in Harden Moor.

8 Mar 2019

North Tyneside SuDS scheme begins Locked

Flood Briefing: Northumbrian Water is aiming to reduce flood risk by using SuDS to alleviate pressure on sewers.

7 Mar 2019

Work begins on £1.4m Plymstock flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: South West Water increases the capacity of the sewers and improves the surface water system.

7 Mar 2019

SuDS exemplar project delivered in Peterborough

Flood Briefing: Creative sustainable drainage solutions in Peterborough have saved up to £1m in costs, says environmental non-profit group GreenBlue.

1 Mar 2019

Anglian Water spends £15m on drought defence Locked

Flood Briefing: The project forms part of Anglian Water’s plan to invest millions in increasing the resilience of its network across the East of England.

28 Feb 2019

EA working on enhanced surface water flood mapping Locked

Flood Briefing: Validating national level surface flood mapping against local data has been used to refine modelling of flood risk in work commissioned by the Environment Agency.

28 Feb 2019

£1bn a year could be needed to reduce flood risk Locked

Flood Briefing: An Environment Agency study claims that significant investment may be needed up to 2065 to mitigate flood and coastal risks.

28 Feb 2019

Groundwater flood warning service launched for Dorset and Wiltshire

Flood Briefing: The EA has implored people in Dorset, Salisbury Plain, and Wiltshire South Downs to sign up for alerts and checks for groundwater flood risk.

22 Feb 2019

Northumberland housing project delayed as flood issues investigated

Flood Briefing: A residential development in Northumberland has been delayed for six-weeks as the council explores flood impacts.

22 Feb 2019

£80m Dawlish sea wall announced Locked

Flood Briefing: The project hopes to protect the town and its railway line, previously devastated in the coastal floods of February 2014.

22 Feb 2019

AI flood technology wins Government funding Locked

Flood Briefing: The analysis tool for flood prone areas is among 40 artificial intelligence projects to receive investment.

22 Feb 2019

Calderdale flood scheme conserves historic environment

Flood Briefing: Local heritage and aesthetics impacts material selection for Calderdale flood scheme.

21 Feb 2019

Urgent measures needed as homes fail climate challenge Locked

Flood Briefing: Key sustainability and energy efficiency targets are set to be missed in both existing and new build homes unless policy ambition, quality control and enforcement are increased.

15 Feb 2019

Scottish Government adds £700,000 as flood risk rises Locked

Flood Briefing: Further funding for flood protection has been earmarked in Scotland following findings that flood vulnerability is higher than previously estimated.

14 Feb 2019

Ipswich flood scheme creates development opportunities Locked

Flood Briefing: The scheme seeks to protect the town from tidal flood risk and the impacts of climate change over the course of the next century.

14 Feb 2019

£1m Lancashire flood scheme to resume

Flood Briefing: The culvert repair scheme in Earby could protect 91 homes and 17 businesses from flooding.

14 Feb 2019

Timed tree felling for flood protection Locked

Flood Briefing: The Scottish Borders Council has delayed the removal of trees as part of the scheme's development.

14 Feb 2019

Woodland scheme aims to reduce flood risk

Flood Briefing: The Woodlands for Water project should help mitigate the effects of flooding in the North East and Yorkshire.

8 Feb 2019

Government backs extreme weather research in Asia

Flood Briefing: Over £1m to be spent on three projects investigating extreme weather impacts in Southeast Asia.

7 Feb 2019

Two-step plan for £112m Leeds flood scheme revealed Locked

Flood Briefing: Two-part plan will see a combination of green and grey infrastructure used to deliver protection for the Kirkstall corridor.

6 Feb 2019

Urban disaster risk hub seeks to safeguard cities Locked

Flood Briefing: The £20m international project aims to strengthen multi-hazard risk assessment globally including flooding.

1 Feb 2019

CIRIA hunts for research team to develop NFM guidance

Flood Briefing: CIRIA is proposing to develop a guide to provide a formal design framework for natural flood management schemes.

1 Feb 2019

EA to invest £200m in flood asset maintenance

Flood Briefing: It includes the Branston Island flood reservoir which has undergone £300,000 worth of refurbishment.

1 Feb 2019

£2.6m NFM works could influence future projects Locked

Flood Briefing: The project will see the National Trust and Yorkshire Water collaborate to reduce flood risk through the use of multiple NFM techniques.

31 Jan 2019

Susdrain promotes SuDS benefits Locked

Flood Briefing: Reduced capital costs and faster planning approval are among the benefits showcased in its infographic.

31 Jan 2019

Flood uncertainty research seeks to improve warning systems Locked

Flood Briefing: HR Wallingford’s research aims to manage the uncertainty in flood forecasting by helping practitioners identify the most important uncertainty methods.