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.

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.

27 Jan 2019

Localised flood management backed by Dar Locked

Flood Briefing: International consultancy Dar Group has come out in support of Defra’s proposals to localise flood management.

21 Jan 2019

Northern Ireland flood risk management plan, consultation launches

Flood Briefing: Flood Risk Management Plan seeks to review significant flood risk areas in Northern Ireland by the end of 2019.

21 Jan 2019

Government consults on water regulations, licensing and funding Locked

Flood Briefing: It will begin discussions on raising funding for flooding and coastal erosion and adjusting water regulations.

21 Jan 2019

Consultation launches for Ponteland flood scheme

Flood Briefing: EA consults on a range of flood defence options to help protect against flooding from the River Pont.

13 Jan 2019

Green light for £42m Hull flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: The scheme aims to protect properties across Hull and forms part of a wider programme of flood defence works in the area.

13 Jan 2019

North West regional flood plans revealed Locked

Flood Briefing: The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee’s draft business plan details the proposed projects and goals of the committee between 2019-2022.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Climate change guidance could jeopardise flood risk validity Locked

Flood Briefing: Consultancy claims the publication of 2016 climate change guidance could be resulting in the inaccurate estimation of flood risk.

15 Dec 2018

Plans for £112m Leeds flood defence scheme submitted Locked

Flood Briefing: Phase two of the scheme will include 2.4ha of wetland habitat and a range of engineered defence measures.

7 Dec 2018

EA’s 2018 flood action campaign targets young homeowners

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency campaign seeks to prepare tenants and homeowners for varying levels of flood risk.

30 Nov 2018

Climate projections needed for decision making and resilience

Flood Briefing: UK’s latest climate change projections (UKCP18) should be used to guide decision making and boost resilience, government says.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

EA launches flood risk permitting consultation Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood risk permitting consultation gathers feedback on proposed additional rules.

1 Nov 2018

Stormwater management must be part of planning, says Sweco Locked

Flood Briefing: The sustainable management of stormwater must be introduced early in the planning process, says the engineering consultancy.

19 Oct 2018

Surface water flooding biggest threat and interested in you Locked

Flood Briefing: Of all the flooding threats, surface water flooding is the biggest, says James Bevan, the Environment Agency’s chief executive.

20 Sep 2018

Inland mobility is key for coastal wetland survival, finds study Locked

Flood Briefing: Up to 30% of these habitats could be lost by 2100 and flooding could worsen if measures aren’t taken, warns the University of Lincoln-led research.

14 Sep 2018

Consultation investigates SEA for revised flood risk strategy Locked

Flood Briefing: Consultation launched to help inform development of SEA for new FCERM.

7 Sep 2018

Leeds flood defence wall and barriers completed

Flood Briefing: A 730m flood defence wall Stourton and demountable barriers should protect 88 businesses in the area.

7 Sep 2018

Government review says planning policy successful in encouraging SuDS uptake Locked

Flood Briefing: Almost 90% of approved planning applications feature SuDS, according to recent government review.

7 Sep 2018

Scotland’s annual environmental, housing and infrastructure plans released Locked

Ecology Briefing: Scottish Programme for Government reveals £2m biodiversity fund, a seabird conservation strategy, £756m available to increase supply of affordable homes and £600m investment in water infrastructure.

23 Aug 2018

Coastal flooding costs Europe €1.25bn, finds study Locked

9 Aug 2018

EA seeks collaborative flooding approach Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency is collaborating with more than 150 people from 90 organisations to improve UK flood prevention.   

9 Aug 2018

EA commits to £9m floodplain restoration

Ecology Briefing: EA commits to Lower Otter restoration project enabling initial works to commence.

26 Jul 2018

Infrastructure resilence high in national adaptation programme Locked

Flood Briefing: Flooding and habitat restoration are also prioritised in second national adaptation programme.

Europe, UK
26 Jul 2018

Government's Surface Water Action Plan stresses resilience Locked

Flood Briefing: The plan also aims to clarify surface water risks and responsibilities and improve risk management.

20 Jul 2018

South England marine plan adopted

Flood Briefing: MMO marine plan will set the agenda for development and environmental protection between Kent and Devon.

Europe, UK
13 Jul 2018

NIA says UK must prepare for droughts and flooding Locked

Flood Briefing: The National Infrastructure Assessment calls on the government to appropriately prepare for droughts and flooding.

Europe, UK
13 Jul 2018

Soil event highlights need for better management

Brownfield Briefing: The degradation of soils from intensive agriculture worried UK environment and agriculture leaders at the Westcountry Rivers Trust-organised event in Devon.

12 Jul 2018

River Pinn and Cannon Brook flood reduction consultation concludes

Flood Briefing: A consultation examining proposed options for flood reduction measures in the River Pinn catchment has concluded.

28 Jun 2018

EA consultation explores flood prevention for north Reading Locked

Flood Briefing: EA consults on flood defence suggestions for north Reading and Lower Caversham.