Defra and the Environment Agency have published the ‘Natural flood management programme prospectus’, enabling applicants to apply for funding to increase flood resilience with natural flood management. NFM measures can include: soil and land management river and floodplain management woodland management run-off management coast and estuary management To receive funding a project must: provide one […]

Read More

“What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic”: EAC calls for better focus of Arctic issues in Whitehall and funding boost for research Rising sea levels, contributed to by Arctic ice melting, could risk 1.5 million UK properties flooding, with growing evidence suggesting that changes in the Arctic could make weather events in […]

Read More

A new study published in British Medical Journal suggests floods are linked to increased deaths from heart and lung disease. It argues that governments must protect people for weeks after a flooding event, citing reduced access to health services and increased exposure to pathogens. Researchers looked at flood events in multiple countries and found mortality […]

Read More

A £29m project to manage the risk of flooding to people and major industry in north-east Lincolnshire is now underway. The Environment Agency scheme will see improvements made to 4.5 kilometres of coastal defences along part of the Humber estuary’s south bank. The defences will benefit 2,300 properties, nationally important infrastructure, vital industry, and areas […]

Read More

The Welsh Government has published a Schedule 3 Post Implementation Review for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, which requires SuDS on most new development, was commenced in Wales in 2019. (It is yet to be commenced in England). The review is grouped into four categories: Governance […]

Read More

New analysis indicates European cities and countries with highest expected losses from future flooding Flooding – the most expensive natural hazard in Europe – is forecast to worsen in the future due to climatic and socio-economic changes. This study provides a large-scale risk assessment of river-based flooding in Europe for the years 2025, 2055 and […]

Read More

The Environment Agency has updated information on 3 innovative programmes to improve resilience to flooding and coastal change. The flood and coastal resilience innovation programme has allocated £150 million to 25 local areas. The coastal transition accelerator programme will see £36 million will be invested to adapt to the effects of climate change on the […]

Read More