8 Aug 2019

£25m Carlisle flood scheme goes ahead Locked

Construction of the first phase of a major flood protection scheme for homes and businesses in Carlisle has begun.

8 Aug 2019

Funding boost to Cornwall’s flood resilience Locked

A new Pathfinder project by the South West Partnership has been launched with almost £500,000 to boost domestic and business flood resilience.

1 Aug 2019

Leeds signs off on £76m flood scheme Locked

The next phase of a major flood prevention scheme along the River Aire near Leeds has been announced, involving mitigation measures in three places, habitat and amenity enhancement.

26 Jul 2019

SuDS benefitting from policy changes, finds report Locked

Welsh SuDS regulations are working well but the skills gap is holding back SuDS implementation in both England and Wales, according to a report by ICE and Wavin.

25 Jul 2019

£2.9m boost for community flood resilience Locked

DEFRA has boosted flood resilience funding by nearly £3m, focusing initially on three key initiatives across England before roll-out of lessons learned.

25 Jul 2019

Sandscaping offers coastal protection solution Locked

Royal HaskoningDHV has used 1.8m cubic metres of sand to protect the North Norfolk coast.

12 Jul 2019

£40m Bury flood protection scheme begins Locked

Major flood protection works have kicked off at Bury, protecting homes, transport and other infrastructure from a repeat of the severe disruption experienced in 2015. 

11 Jul 2019

DEFRA consults as flood and coastal erosion strategies face urgent update Locked

Views of the public, scientists, local authorities and industry are being sought as the government prepares to update its flood defence, coastal erosion and infrastructure strategies.

5 Jul 2019

Burton-on-Trent flood scheme kicks off Locked

Burton-on-Trent homes and businesses are to benefit from £30m of additional flood protection, including wildlife and recreational enhancements as works begin.

27 Jun 2019

Welsh Government consults on £350m flood plan Locked

The consultation covers flood and coastal erosion mitigation measures for the next decade.

27 Jun 2019

Hull Council and Yorkshire Water work on joint SPD Locked

Benefits include an opportunity to look at surface water flooding holistically along with enhanced biodiversity.

21 Jun 2019

Exmouth tidal defence scheme goes ahead Locked

An urgent project to strengthen and enhance tidal defences along high risk coastline at Exmouth has been approved by East Devon District Council.

14 Jun 2019

River flood defences save UK £1.1bn a year, says ABI Locked

Inland flooding costs would be almost three times higher without inland river barriers and flood defences, according to the Association of British Insurers.

Europe, UK
13 Jun 2019

York flood alleviation scheme begins Locked

The £45m project will involve raising and improving flood defences on North Street.

7 Jun 2019

EA consults on Lincolnshire coast flood defences Locked

Major structural and beach nourishment works over ten years are envisaged to protect 38km of valuable Lincolnshire coast at high risk of flooding in proposals unveiled by the Environment Agency.

6 Jun 2019

New flood defences for River Tame in Sandwell Locked

The £42.3m scheme will protect more than 1,400 homes and businesses.

31 May 2019

Recent Northern floods were the worst in 600 years, claims study Locked

Lake sediment studies have revealed that the floods of 2009 and 2015 were both unprecedented and extreme, according to research led by the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton.

9 Mar 2018

£5m Isle of Wight flood scheme begins Locked

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

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

2 Mar 2018

Otley adopts model approach Locked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.