River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. This will include requesting approval from HM Treasury and development of applications for the statutory consents required to enable the construction of the scheme and also includes a contribution … More River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme

Construction of one of the biggest flood defence schemes in the country was officially launched by the Environment Minister in Hull Thursday 16 May 2019 Dr Thérèse Coffey visited the city to mark the start of work on the Environment Agency’s Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements. The £42 million investment in the city will … More UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme

UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

The UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a consultation period on local funding for protection against flooding and coastal erosion. Entitled; Improving Our Management of Water in the Environment the consultation period, which started on 15th January 2019, closes on 12th March 2019. DEFRA has instigated this consulting period as they … More UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

Scientists in UK reveal: Floodplains face uncertain future

Experts predict that flooding will worsen unless we act to reverse the damage, as it is revealed that 90% of floodplains no longer exist in their natural state. Ninety percent of floodplains across the country have been so severely changed that they no longer work properly, according to a new report, released today by Co-op … More Scientists in UK reveal: Floodplains face uncertain future

UK Announces £1 Million Natural Flood Management Competition

UK Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom recently announced a new £1 million natural flood management competition, part of the government’s drive to reduce flooding by using a range of innovative techniques. A new ground-breaking competition will allow flood defence projects around the country to apply for a share of £1 million to help protect even more homes … More UK Announces £1 Million Natural Flood Management Competition

England’s flood strategy failing, says new study

Public spending on flood risk in England is skewed towards dealing with the after effects of floods, rather than on preventing them, and the misery and damage they cause. Failure to account for the impacts of different forms of land management on flood risk is resulting in millions of pounds in agricultural subsidy being spent in ways that may actually increase vulnerability to flooding. … More England’s flood strategy failing, says new study