Blogs – four “All politicians know – and often quote – the response from Harold Macmillan when asked what a prime minister most feared: ‘Events, dear boy, events‘.” The events of the floods and images of the 2007 changed flood management in UK unlike anything since 1953 and indeed gave that ‘rivers and coastal’ mind set a mighty shake […]

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Two-thirds of cities experiencing relative economic decline face above average flood disadvantage according to new research by Sayers and Partners for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, Present and future flood vulnerability, risk and disadvantage: A UK assessment highlights how flood risks interact with social vulnerability across the UK to create flood disadvantage, an issue […]

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Updated documentation of the current programme from the Environment Agency Between April 2015 and March 2021, government will invest £2.5 billion to reduce the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency are working together with local communities to develop 1,500 schemes. These schemes will reduce flood risk […]

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