A recent report from the influential Public Accounts Committee argues the “next housing and building regulations scandal brewing” in flood protection failures. Flooding puts people’s homes, well-being and livelihoods at risk, and can impact food supply and destroy natural habitats. More extreme weather as a result of climate change and increased housing development will continue […]

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Nice (short) article from the Guardian on why doing nothing is often better for flood risk than overengineering For many of us across the UK it has felt like another wet winter; yet again homes have flooded and politicians are under pressure to improve flood protection. Engineering our rivers and building defences might bring reassurance, […]

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‘NFU calls for urgent action on integrated water management to secure UK food production The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for urgent action and investment to bring the UK’s water infrastructure up to date to better cope with extreme weather events – from flooding to drought. The NFU Integrated Water Management report sets out why a long-term, […]

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Click here to see the Welsh National flood and coastal erosion risk strategy Flood prevention in Wales ‘should be national priority, nowhere near enough money is being invested in flood prevention in Wales’, the leader of Plaid Cymru has said. Homes were evacuated and roads were closed as some areas saw a month’s worth of rain […]

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