The Government does not know if it is making the UK more resilient to flooding. In a new report, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warns that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has no overall numerical target for the UK’s level of long-term flood resilience, and so cannot know if it is […]

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Every year flooding affects communities around the UK. The Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management recently contended that although there has been expert agreement for many years about reforms, policy change has been slow. In part, this is due to the complex governance system within which flooding occurs. In this article, Professor Graham Haughton and Professor […]

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Scientists have been given millions to launch a research and training centre intending to better understand and manage flooding which has caused havoc across the UK this month. The £6.5million hub led by the University of Southampton will work to develop a talent pool of environmental experts invested in protecting against rising river, rainfall and […]

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The BBC reports on concerns raised by residents over new road flood prevention measures in Mansfield. This shows the challenges in rolling out more than 20,000 SuDS to be installed across the town, which would reduce flood risk for 90,000 people. Key concerns relate to access and loss of car parking. Read more

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