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Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk: a research and development framework

Posted on: 4 August 2014
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Working with natural processes (WWNP) involves taking action to manage fluvial and coastal flood erosion risk by protecting, restoring and emulating the natural regulating function of catchments, rivers, floodplains and coasts. This project has produced a framework for a comprehensive and prioritised programme of WWNP research and dissemination to allow flood and coastal erosion risk management to be carried out sustainably, improving the environment for people and wildlife.

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Flood mitigation solutions in buildings (part two)

Posted on: 19 June 2014
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Considers a number of measures that can be taken to minimise both the risks and impact of flood damage, both for new development and for existing buildings.

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Winter floods 2013-14

Posted on: 17 June 2014
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The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published the results of its inquiry into the floods of winter 2013/4. The focus was on maintenance responsibilities and maintenance funding, to further explore and pursue recommendations in the Committee’s recent Report on Managing Flood Risk.

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Flood mitigation solutions in buildings (part one)

Posted on: 12 June 2014
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The author of this article argues that there are a number of measures that can be taken to minimise both the risks and impact of flood damage, both for new development and for existing buildings.

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Coastal habitats 2100: The East coast response to tidal surges

Posted on: 29 May 2014
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The Environment Agency (EA) is requesting feedback on recommendations listed in the final workshop report from the East Coast Tidal Surge workshop. A number of key recommendations were provided to include hosting regular partnership meetings, providing updated guidance on coastal adaptation and flooding response, and to invest in data capture and future research. The EA would appreciate feedback on which recommendations are agreed with and should be taken forward by EA or others, less important or missing; and whether your organisation would like to participate in further meetings.

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Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment

Posted on: 28 May 2014
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A new framework to help local authorities to better understand and manage flood risk in their area. The framework recognises new statutory responsibilities for flood and coastal risk management in England and Wales and supports robust, consistent risk assessment across different spatial scales as part of Surface Water Management Plans, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and Flood Risk Regulations related studies. A prototype tool has been developed to show how the framework and methods can be delivered.

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Insurance and flooding

Posted on: 21 May 2014
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This blog considers the particular insurance issues relating to flooding and listed homes.

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Shifting shores: Adapting to change

Posted on: 14 April 2014
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A clear national strategy is urgently needed to help coastal areas adapt to the twin pressures of rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a new report from the National Trust. 

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Flood risks in London

Posted on: 11 April 2014
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The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report which argues that properties housing 140,000 people in London are at high risk of surface flooding and 24,000 properties are at significant risk of river flooding. 

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Community flood risk management: Improving effectiveness and efficiency. Early lessons from the Flood Resilience Community Pathfinders. London, 13 March 2014

Posted on: 26 March 2014
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National policy on flood risk management is increasingly focused on the benefit of flood risk management interventions to communities and empowering them to take ownership and work with partners. This presents a challenge to many organisations. The aim of this conference was to explore the details of this approach and by assessing evidence from early lessons from the Flood Resilience Community Pathfinders and other projects. Presentations and delegates note are available online.

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