9 Mar 2018

£5m Isle of Wight flood scheme begins Locked

Flood Briefing: The new outfall pipe and flood barrier could protect more than 300 properties in Ryde, says the EA.

9 Mar 2018

Natural flood prevention evidence base to be launched by CIWEM Locked

Flood Briefing: By restoring and emulating the natural functions of catchments and rivers, flooding could be reduced.

2 Mar 2018

Otley adopts model approach Locked

Flood Briefing: The West Yorkshire town has fed information into a digital river model to inform its flood prevention strategy. 

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.

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.

15 Feb 2018

Met Office bolsters rainfall radar Locked

Flood Briefing: The upgraded radar network is now so accurate that it can capture the size and shape of raindrops and snowflakes. 

2 Feb 2018

£10m flood storage scheme completed Locked

Flood Briefing: The £10m Salford Flood Improvement Scheme which will protect up to 2000 homes and businesses and includes 5ha of urban wetland has been completed.

26 Jan 2018

£34m Warrington flood scheme completed Locked

Ecology Briefing: A £34m flood defence scheme which brings protection to nine residential and public areas in Warrington has been completed.

18 Jan 2018

Defra makes regional flood and coastal committee chair appointments Locked

Flood Briefing: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has made a number of appointments to fill senior posts in four Regional Flood and Coastal Committees.

Europe, UK
18 Jan 2018

Work begins on Devon towns flood defences Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency has begun on a £4m flood protection scheme for two Devon towns. The defences are set to protect over 660 homes and business in Starcross and Cockwood from coastal flooding.

18 Dec 2017

NRW delays tree planting scheme Locked

Ecology Briefing: Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government have decided to delay removing trees on part of a new flood scheme in Cardiff.

8 Dec 2017

BMMJV to start work on Boston Barrier in January Locked

Flood Briefing: BMMJV is to start work on the Boston Barrier in January after the government approved the £100m scheme.

8 Dec 2017

£19m Medway flood plan includes flood storage and PLP Locked

Flood Briefing: The Medway Flood Partnership has set out how £19m will be spent over the next five years to protect properties in the Medway catchment, Kent.

8 Dec 2017

Approval for largest woodland planting scheme in 30 years Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Forestry Commission has approved the planting of more than 600,000 trees across Northumberland over the next two years.

16 Nov 2017

JBA to carry out flood protection studies in Aberdeenshire catchments Locked

Flood Briefing: JBA is to carry out flood protection studies of three catchments in Aberdeenshire on behalf of Dougall Baillie Associates.

Europe, UK
1 Nov 2017

Flood defences fall down list of public's investment priorities Locked

Flood Briefing: Investing in flood defences is less of a priority for the British public than it was in 2016, according to new research published by Ipsos MORI.

24 Oct 2017

LUC to develop spatial strategy for Trent restoration Locked

Ecology Briefing: The ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ partnership has commissioned LUC’s GIS team to develop the spatial strategy for the project.

18 Oct 2017

Woodland creation can be cost effective in reducing flood damage Locked

Flood Briefing: Woodland creation can provide small but cost-effective reductions in damages from flooding, analysis carried out by JBA has found.

4 Oct 2017

Initiative launched to make Hull flood resilience leader Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood experts from around the world have met in Hull to launch ‘Living with Water’ an initiative to transform Hull into an exemplar for flood resilience.

29 Sep 2017

Hesketh nature reserve improves flood protection on Ribble Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Environment Agency, Natural England and RSPB have combined two nature reserves in Lancashire in a scheme which will improve flood protection and biodiversity while creating 160ha of new saltmarsh.

28 Sep 2017

Innovative building renovation could save $1.5tn, says Philips Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: By refurbishing their office buildings to the most efficient standards available, businesses could save up to US$1.5tn in rental costs alone, according to analysis by Philips Lighting.

20 Sep 2017

UK Flood Partnership launched to rival Dutch exports   Locked

Flood Briefing: The UK Flood Partnership has been launched with the aim of promoting UK innovation, technology and expertise in flood protection across the globe.

Europe, UK
12 Sep 2017

JBA carries out fluvial audit of Wyre catchment   Locked

Flood Briefing: JBA has undertaken a fluvial audit of the River Wyre in Lancashire as the first stage of a project exploring the potential of NFM measures to reduce flood risk along the river.

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.

6 Sep 2017

National funding should enable strategic approach to coastal risk, report says Locked

Flood Briefing: Defra should look at how national funding commitments could enable a more strategic approach to coastal risk management in order to avoid delivering schemes that are more expensive in the long term, a report for the Adaptation Sub Committee has recommended.

6 Sep 2017

Rivers and groundwater to return to normal after hot wet summer Locked

Flood Briefing: River flows and groundwater levels are expected to return to normal levels in northern and western UK over the next three months, after a wetter and warmer summer than average, according to the Met Office.

6 Sep 2017

Landmark publishes flood report for Cumbria resilience project Locked

Flood Briefing: Landmark Information has produced a HomeCheck Flood report for three properties involved in a new flood resilience project in Cumbria.

30 Aug 2017

Firm lauds Thames cleanup Locked

Ecology Briefing: Thomson Ecology has lauded the work done in recent decades in turning the River Thames from a “dead” waterway into one bustling with life

30 Aug 2017

Manganese becomes a more pressing concern Locked

Ecology Briefing: Underground drinking water sources may not be as safe as previously thought in parts of the US and in three Asian countries due to manganese contamination, according to a study carried out by the University of California, Riverside.

26 Jul 2017

Conservation shown to reduce water run-off from moorland Locked

Ecology Briefing: Conservation efforts on moorland in the Peak District and South Pennines is helping slow stormwater run-off, raise the water table and increase plant species, according to new research.