The Government respond to the EFRA Committee’s Flood Report – Simon Wightman Senior Policy Officer, RSPB In November 2016, I wrote a blog about the EFRA Committee’s Report on Future Flood Prevention. On balance, the report was a useful contribution to the national debate about how we best prepare for floods. We have now seen the Government’s response to […]

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Chair speaks to the BBC MPs today criticised the Government for missing opportunities to act on its report on improving flood protection for communities at risk across England. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s future flood prevention report published in November 2016 recommended action to tackle fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. MPs were disappointed with […]

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Four reactions to EFRA Committee report    Bob Earll  The scale of the events: In the face of three major winter storm – flood events in 2012, 2013-14 and 2015-16 – billion pound storms – MPs clearly felt the need to speak out. These events are becoming almost normal and they are characterised not by just […]

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MPs from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee are calling for an overhaul of flood management in England to tackle the rising risk to communities from climate change in a report on Future flood prevention. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: Future flood prevention  Five million people at […]

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