Engineering Natures Way Written By: Alex Stephenson Director, UK Stormwater Division, Hydro International ‘It seems almost unbelievable. Yet another SuDS delay. Six years after 2007 floods that prompted ‘urgent action’ and right in the midst of more severe storms and floods, the Government has confirmed it will not meet its target of implementing SuDS regulations […]

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EFRA ‘ Background Severe storms and heavy rainfall continue to cause extensive flooding events across the UK, causing disruption and distress to individuals and communities and costing millions. The Committee published a Report on Managing Flood Risk in July 2013 and held an evidence session on the Winter Floods on 22 January 2014. The Committee […]

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CIWEM / Blueprint for Water ‘Executive summary: The term dredging is routinely used to refer to the systematic removal of accumulated material from river or other watercourse channels. In its most extreme form dredging may be used to re-align river channels creating linear, canalised watercourses. It would be infeasible to dredge channels with the capacity […]

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This a more considered viewpoint on the way the media have dealt with the current storm and flood events: February 9, 2014 by Simon Dixon The River Management Blog The flooding blighting much of the UK has dominated the news now for two weeks and shows little sign of abating for the next 7-10 days. […]

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