CIWEM has published a new report, funded by the Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) and the Local Government Technical Advisory Group for Flood Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM), on Surface Water Management. Risk Management Authorities (RMAs), particularly local government, are significantly under-resourced to manage surface water flood risk. Only a third of RMAs that responded to a survey for the report said they have a full complement of staff to deliver surface […]

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In a UK first, the Environment Agency, BAM Nuttall, Arup and Tarmac have successfully trialled the use of two low carbon concrete mixes for works at the Hexham Flood Alleviation Scheme. The low-carbon concrete has been used across 3 panels, totalling 27 metres of the £6.5 million Hexham flood defences as part of a plan […]

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The government has published new guidance on calculating the impact of flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes on the natural and historic environment. There is also a tool to calculate a monetary value of the impact. EHOV (Environment and Historic Environment Outcome Valuation) is an update to the 2010 Economic Valuation of Environmental Effects […]

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Rivercraft 2, a suite of games launched this week, will help to educate children and young people about the risks of flooding – and inspire young people to careers where people can make a difference. Produced by a partnership of the Environment Agency, Microsoft and developers BlockBuilders to engage young people on flood risk reduction, […]

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Eco-friendly gardeners should be given a cut in their council tax, scientists have recommended, as research shows cities may have lost as much as 50% of their green garden space over the past two decades. Paving over gardens and using plastic grass has become a trend in recent years, which contributes to flooding, rising urban […]

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The Environment Agency has developed an operating framework for water supply reservoirs and flood risk management. This framework will: help decide which water supply reservoirs can provide flood risk management benefits enable consistent local decision making We have designed this framework to support engagement between the: Environment Agency water companies other partners, including local communities […]

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Floods Minister Rebecca Pow has announced the first communities in England to receive better flood protection as part of the government’s £100 million Frequently Flooded Allowance to protect areas which have been affected by repeated flooding. The first 53 projects announced today will be allocated more than £26 million in total, better protecting more than […]

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Water labelling and mandatory sustainable drainage for new developments are two actions listed by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) on a top ten of short term priorities for Government. The Commission’s annual Infrastructure Progress Review, published today, said Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 should be implemented “this year and without […]

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