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.

4 Apr 2019

Salford to become green infrastructure test bed Locked

Ecology Briefing: An EU-funded effort is under way in Greater Manchester to explore ways green infrastructure can mitigate urban climate change impacts.

4 Apr 2019

HR Wallingford to deliver more detailed Irish flood data Locked

Flood Briefing: The company will provide the next generation of river flood spatial data.

3 Apr 2019

JBA wins place on Agency’s NGSA framework Locked

Flood Briefing: Company set to deliver its South East of England flood and coastal erosion risk management capital programme up to 2023.

Europe, UK
29 Mar 2019

Oxford flood scheme to await public inquiry Locked

Flood Briefing: The ambitious Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will not now open until 2020 or later, due to the need to hold a public inquiry.

28 Mar 2019

Hull flood risk website launched Locked

Flood Briefing: The site outlines how residents can prevent flooding.

28 Mar 2019

Welsh Water to begin £2.5m wastewater project Locked

Flood Briefing: The wastewater system upgrade in Nant Talwg in Barry will be monitored by an ecologist to guard against damage to the local environment.

28 Mar 2019

Kendall flood risk scheme wins approval Locked

Flood Briefing: The flood scheme was approved despite the potential impacts on the local landscape.

28 Mar 2019

Bury flood scheme recommended for approval Locked

Flood Briefing: The project could see 1km of flood embankments, bunds and walls constructed across two sites near Bury, reducing flood risk from the river Irwell.

28 Mar 2019

GLA pushes SuDS for buildings Locked

Flood Briefing: The guidance will help promote the use of SuDS by informing a range of built asset managers.

28 Mar 2019

£9.5m Marlow flood scheme progresses Locked

Flood Briefing: The scheme is set to deliver ecological benefits as well as reducing flood risk for over 250 homes.

28 Mar 2019

£45m Shoreham flood defences open Locked

Flood Briefing: More than 7km of river and sea defences have opened in the West Sussex town, according to the Environment Agency.

28 Mar 2019

NRW recycle felled trees to reduce flood risk Locked

Ecology Briefing: The trees will be used to tactically divert excess water from the Merin River during periods of heavy rain.

21 Mar 2019

Welsh Minister grilled over flood funding Locked

Flood Briefing: Following her Oral Statement on future flood funding in the principality, Lesley Griffiths had to field tricky questions on where additional funding will come from and what happens post-Brexit.

21 Mar 2019

Dutch coastal defence scheme opens in Somerset Locked

Flood Briefing: A system consisting of champagne cork-shaped concrete blocks reduces the impact of waves on the Stolford shoreline.

21 Mar 2019

Welsh government unveils £6.1m flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: A wetland area was created as part of the scheme, reducing its visual impact and enhancing local habitat.

21 Mar 2019

Geosmart stresses benefits of SuDS to developers Locked

Flood Briefing: SuDS can help speed up the approval process for developers and save capital costs, says Geosmart.

21 Mar 2019

Floating islands boost biodiversity for Tyneside flood project Locked

Ecology Briefing: The islands aim to improve water quality and create habitats for a variety of species.