This provides an assessment of how different investment scenarios could affect future flood and coastal erosion risks in England over a 50 year period.
This issue of The Geographical Journal (Vol.180 Issue 4, December 2014) contains a number of articles on flooding during the UK winter storms of 2013-2014.
The aim of this paper is to discuss the new funding regime for English flood risk management policy under the new policy paradigm. The paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Area. An early view is available online.
Know Your Flood Risk is a campaign with a mission to raise awareness of the risk of flooding from all sources, not just from the river, sea, or a visible water course.
A new report from the National Audit Office argues that while the Environment Agency has improved the cost effectiveness and prioritization of its flood risk spending, current spending is insufficient to meet many flood defence maintenance needs.
Provides evidence to show how integrated land management change can contribute to reducing local flood risk while improving ecosystem services within a catchment.
Designed to raise awareness of flooding across the North West, the Floodready website has been developed to help communities understand the impacts of flooding, specifically what they can do before, during and after an event. Interactive maps, quizzes and case studies are available on the website.
An assessment of the effects of the 2013-14 flooding on the wildlife and habitats of the Somerset Levels and Moors
The aim of this document from Natural England is to summarise our understanding of what has happened to wildlife and habitats in the Somerset Levels and Moors as a result of the winter 2013-14 flood, as best we can. It is not a detailed assessment of the impact of the 2013-14 flood event on wildlife and has come about thanks to a combination of observations by local people, surveys by ecological advisors, and some commissioned surveys.
For years communities across the world have suffered the devastating effects of flooding. It is likely that climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of many of these flood events, and population growth – especially in coastal cities – is putting more people in harms’ way. The instinctive response to increased flood risk is often to call in the engineers and build flood defences. However a new book calls into question this model for managing flood risk, suggesting that is ineffective, and that it is based on an out-dated model of assessing climate risk. The 43-page book, commissioned by Wetlands International and written by Fred Pearce (news editor at the New Scientist), takes the reader on a journey to three large river basins in India, Mali and Senegal where Wetlands International improves water resource management and the condition of wetlands to make communities more resilient to extreme weather events and impacts of climate change.
The government is consulting on plans to change the current planning system to increase sustainable drainage systems in England by slowing the rate of surface water run-off and improving infiltration. Comments are requested by 24 October 2014.