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