The National Infrastructure Commission has announced the topics that will sit at the heart of its next major assessment of the UK’s long term infrastructure priorities, to be published in 2023, following analysis of the current performance of key sectors. The priorities include a study on improving asset management within the flood protection, water and wastewater sectors. The baseline […]

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Peak river flow climate change allowances by management catchment Information on peak river flow allowances for flood risk assessments, and flood and coastal risk projects, schemes and strategies. Flood risk assessments: climate change allowances When and how local planning authorities, developers and their agents should use climate change allowances in flood risk assessments. This guidance […]

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From Defra Thousands more homes and businesses are to be better protected from flooding and coastal erosion, as part of plans published today by the Government outlining a record £5.2 billion of investment over the next six years. More than £860 million will be spent in 2021-22 boosting design and construction of more than 1,000 […]

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From Water Briefing The number of disasters has increased by a factor of five over the 50-year period, driven by climate change, more extreme weather and improved reporting. However, thanks to improved early warnings and disaster management, the number of deaths decreased almost three-fold. Extreme weather events cause US$ 3.64 trillion in economic losses. According […]

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