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.

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 Jan 2019

EA annual flood spend falls £40m Locked

Flood Briefing: The figures for England show a fall from £1,296m to £1,256m.

7 Sep 2018

EA tenders £220m marine and coastal works framework Locked

Flood Briefing: EA seeks suppliers for programme of capital investment and improvement works for flood defence assets.

10 Aug 2018

Drought and flood events will cost the water industry (and the taxpayer) Locked

Flood Briefing: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers makes recommendations for improving resilience of the UK to drought and flood events.

Europe, UK
26 Jul 2018

Government's £40m flood funding also aims to boost regeneration Locked

Flood Briefing: Defra says the funds will be used to protect 7,000 properties and boost regeneration.

18 Jul 2018

Flood Re maps path to future affordable household flood insurance Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood Re outlines a path to risk-reflective pricing post 2039 when it is destined to cease operation.

6 Jul 2018

Somerset Rivers Authority spends over £5m on flood protection Locked

Flood Briefing: SRA breaks down its flood protection spend from across the past year.

20 Jun 2018

District council appoints RHDHV to sea defence scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: £22m sandscaping project awarded by North Norfolk District Council to Royal HaskoningDHV.

31 May 2018

LEP grants £8.2m for Great Yarmouth flood defences Locked

Flood Briefing: LEP funding granted as part of £39m Great Yarmouth flood defences.

10 May 2018

Construction of £7m Lincolnshire coastal flood schemes begins Locked

Flood Briefing: The project will see 400,000m² of sand pumped onto beaches across Lincolnshire in a bid to reduce coastal flooding.

28 Mar 2018

Like-for-like replacements not enough after flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: Cumbria Action for Sustainability has called on the UK to adopt more forward-thinking resilience improvements after flood events.

Europe, UK
28 Mar 2018

Wales launches £56m flood defence programme Locked

Flood Briefing: The funds will go towards flood and coastal erosion defences and flood risk management activities across Wales.

28 Feb 2018

EA secures £160,000 peatlands funding Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Environment Agency has received £160,000 in Defra funding to restore peatlands to their natural state across England’s Northwest.

22 Feb 2018

Anglesey receives flood recovery funds Locked

Flood Briefing: The Council will receive £374,000 to repair the damage caused by flash floods last year. 

15 Feb 2018

Oxford’s £120m flood scheme moves closer Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Oxford Flood Alleviation Partnership has secured funding for the scheme that includes 2.6km of new flood defences.

8 Feb 2018

Anglian Water investing £384m in water quality and flood protection Locked

Flood Briefing: Anglian Water has announced it is investing £384m in 2018 to improve water quality, protect against drought and flooding, reduce leakage and mitigate against the impacts of climate change.

26 Jan 2018

Welsh Government pledges funds for Mumbles flood defence Locked

Flood Briefing: The Welsh Government has pledged almost £700,000 towards flood defence in the South Wales seaside village.

18 Jan 2018

£42m secured for Hull’s flood defences Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency has secured £42m to progress with the 19 km Humber Hull Frontages flood defence scheme in the Humber Estuary, improving protection for 113,000 homes.

12 Jan 2018

Flooding damage costs near £2bn mark Locked

Flood Briefing: The winter 2015 to 2016 floods in England may have wreaked up to £1.9bn in economic damages.

23 Nov 2017

Bacton to Walcott sandscaping scheme gets additional £500k Locked

Flood Briefing: The Norfolk Business Rates Pool has granted an additional £500k to the Bacton to Walcott sandscaping project.

22 Nov 2017

VBA wins £17.5m Fylde Council coastal flood contract Locked

Flood Briefing: Fylde Council has awarded a two year coast protection scheme contract worth £17.5m to VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins.

15 Nov 2017

UK particularly vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes in future Locked

Ecology Briefing: Climate change in the future may lead to more hurricanes and ensuing flooding across western Europe and particularly in the UK, according to Dutch research.

13 Oct 2017

Rayleigh flood alleviation scheme gets £305k from EA Locked

Flood Briefing: Essex County Council’s Flood and Water Management team has secured £305,000 in funding towards the Rayleigh flood alleviation scheme from the Environment Agency.

20 Sep 2017

Yorkshire Water using “five capitals” method for cost-benefit Locked

Flood Briefing: Yorkshire Water is trialling the use of the “five capitals” method of cost-benefit analysis for infrastructure improvements for its 2019 price review.

20 Sep 2017

Study finds NFM could be significant income source for upland farms Locked

Flood Briefing: Upland livestock farmers in England could earn more than £15,500 profit a year by entering into private water management contracts with businesses and organisations in downstream areas at risk of flooding.

20 Sep 2017

Northumbrian invests £900k in surface water scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: Northumbrian Water is investing nearly £900,000 into a surface water management scheme in Ovingham.

12 Sep 2017

Northumbria flood committee sets out 2018 spending plans Locked

Flood Briefing: Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee has set out how it intends to spend £22m to reduce flood risk and coastal erosion during 2017/18.

26 Jul 2017

Woodland Creation fund confirmed for September Locked

Ecology Briefing: Farmers, foresters and land managers will be able to apply for up to £6,800/ha to plant trees as part of the next round of the government’s Woodland Creation grant.

26 Jul 2017

£10m grant scheme for peatland restoration opens for bids Locked

Ecology Briefing: The government has opened a £10m grant scheme to restore England’s peatlands.