Business Green: Madeleine Cuff   Water companies forced to prepare for repeats of 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ and record-breaking summer heatwave Anglian Water has proposed a major £6.5bn investment plan to protect water supplies against the growing threat of extreme weather events, the supplier announced yesterday. The water utility said the five-year, £6.5bn strategy is […]

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‘It could never happen to me’ – Challenging business misconceptions The Environment Agency working on flood resilience and has launched a campaign to ensure North East businesses are prepared for flooding. Since 1998 there has been at least one serious flood every year with businesses more likely to flood than be destroyed by fire. Recent events […]

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Achieving Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future project Mid-project Report  ‘In March 2015 House of Commons Commission of Inquiry into flood resilience highlighted the challenge of dealing with increasingly frequent and severe floods, stating, “what is required is a fundamental change in how we view flood management, from flood defence where we protect ourselves […]

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JBA Consulting Blog      Joanne Woodhouse  ‘The Adaptation Sub Committee (ASC) to the Committee on Climate Change scrutinises the Government’s actions in relation to climate change adaptation and reports every two years on progress. The ASC’s 2017 Report to Parliament stated that the responsibility for managing surface water flooding is fragmented, mainly between water companies, highways authorities and […]

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