1 Nov 2018

Repairs imminent for Fairbourne sea defence works

Flood Briefing: Approximately 18 weeks of flood defence work are set to begin in Fairbourne.

19 Oct 2018

BGS’ ground monitoring system targets flood asset protection

Flood Briefing: An innovative system designed by the British Geological Society seeks to help protect flood assets from deterioration.

11 Oct 2018

Social media tapped for real-time flood data Locked

Flood Briefing: Research that demonstrates how social media can improve real-time flood modelling has won the Journal of Flood Risk Management Outstanding Paper Award.

11 Oct 2018

Leeds Council highlights importance of river stewardship Locked

Ecology Briefing: Leeds City Council works to maintain river channels in a bid to reduce flood risk and control the spread of invasive species.

14 Sep 2018

Peatland restoration could mitigate North East flooding

Flood Briefing: The £2.1m natural flood management project has begun with peatland restoration in Weardale, County Durham.

14 Sep 2018

£1.5m Haltwhistle flood reduction scheme underway

Flood Briefing: Final preparations commence for major Northumberland flood scheme.

7 Sep 2018

Northumberland flood storage scheme resumes

Flood Briefing: The flood reduction project in Ovingham involves installing an underground storage tank and a landscaped area for sustainable drainage.

23 Aug 2018

Climate change has impacted UK flood risk, according to latest research Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood modelling research finds climate change may have increased UK flood risk.

21 Aug 2018

Real-time flood forecasting tool launched Locked

Flood Briefing: Real-time flood forecasting tool has been launched in the City of Parramatta, Australia.

21 Aug 2018

Adler and Allan launches flood mapping technology

Flood Briefing: Environmental services firm Adler & Allan launches new flood mapping technology.

2 Aug 2018

Models could underestimate flash flood risk, says Ambiental Locked

Flood Briefing: Some flood maps may not pick up on the fact that the recent dry conditions have turned permeable surfaces into impermeable surfaces.

20 Jul 2018

Southern Water trails StormHarvester system Locked

Flood Briefing: Water utility trials artificial intelligence system to help reduce wastewater system overflows.

20 Jul 2018

Yorkshire Dales to get Natural Flood Management scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: Scheme looks to NFM techniques to reduce flood events and improve the environment.

Europe, UK
20 Jul 2018

Ure river and floodplain restoration investigated Locked

Ecology Briefing: Techniques for tackling the restoration of the river Ure and its floodplain in Yorkshire have been investigated by consultancy JBA.

18 Jul 2018

Early flood warning system set up for York

Flood Briefing: A channel with an ultrasonic sensor for flow readings is being built under the A59 between York and Harrogate.

12 Jul 2018

York flood warning channel being built Locked

Flood Briefing: The concrete channel will be used to gauge flow rates in the River Nidd, according to the Environment Agency.

12 Jul 2018

UK not experiencing hydrological drought, finds Envireau Water Locked

Flood Briefing: Groundwater reserves are preventing the UK from entering a hydrological drought, according to a recent bulletin produced by Envireau Water.

6 Jul 2018

Drainage assets cause of Cumbrian floods, finds report Locked

Flood Briefing: Investigation finds faulty and overwhelmed drainage may have caused Cumbria floods in 2017.

28 Jun 2018

EA highlights role of sand in flood prevention  Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency’s £7m Lincolnshire beach management scheme has helped protect thousands of coastal homes from flooding.

28 Jun 2018

SEPA to trial innovative flood warning system

Flood Briefing: Innovative flood monitoring system to be trialled alongside SEPA’s current methods.

27 Jun 2018

Leeds Council plans next phase of flood scheme

Flood Briefing: Sketches for the next phase of the proposed Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme have been released. 

15 Jun 2018

Online flood portal aims to help decision-makers

Flood Briefing: DHI has launched its online Flood & Drought portal to make basin and catchment planning easier.

14 Jun 2018

Upton road improvements protect against future flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: Road elevated in a bid to help reduce impact on movement during flood events.

14 Jun 2018

Local resilience forums unprepared for rapid-onset flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: LRFs inadequate in the event of very large scale flooding, finds flood plan review.

7 Jun 2018

Gully inclusion to improve flood modelling

Flood Briefing: The importance of gully flow processes in flood modelling have been identified in a research paper.

30 May 2018

Welsh flooding risk website launched

Flood Briefing: The new site facilitates the review of Welsh flood risk maps.

27 Apr 2018

EA considers reed bed habitat in Cornwall Locked

Ecology Briefing: Due to financial constraints, the nature-based solution has been proposed as the most suitable solution to reduce flood risk by the River Tamar in Calstock.

27 Apr 2018

Austrian flood model challenges status quo

Flood Briefing: Austrian researchers develop a probabilistic framework to account for the heterogeneous nature of large-scale flood events.

Europe, UK
26 Apr 2018

Yorkshire Water seeks data-driven solutions

Flood Briefing: The water company has tasked various firms to come up with technology- and data-led solutions for issues such as internal sewer flooding on its network.

19 Apr 2018

Atkins to provide England and Wales drainage framework Locked

Flood Briefing: The engineering consultancy will create a framework to help water companies improve drainage resilience in England and Wales.