An interesting article on household flood protection in flood risk areas Points covered – Property Level Protection or making homes more flood resilient – why might householders not consider this – what are the considerations? Who’s responsible – Government, insurers, loss adjusters, builders?
A grant of £350,000 could be given to Southwell over the next three years towards work to reduce the risk of flooding. Nottinghamshire County Council has applied for the money from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. It was approved in principle by the finance sub-committee and will now go to the main Trent… Read more »
8th September 2016 The UK’s new flood defence plans anticipate significantly higher extreme rainfall, after new research was published as part of the government’s National Flood Resilience review. The government, which had been criticised for not taking full account of the impact of climate change in driving up flood risk, will now plan for 20-30%… Read more »
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Extract from The Guardian 5th August 2016 Experts warn that time is running out to prevent similar devastation caused by last year’s floods as National Flood Resilience Review is delayed This government review, launched to pinpoint ways to prevent a repetition of last winter’s devastation, has just been postponed. The National Flood Resilience Review, chaired… Read more »
Labadz Wells et al 2016 extreme event and NFM project Southwell View the presentation given by Dr Jillian Labadz and Josh Wells (PhD student) of Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus at the British Hydrological Society on 15th June 2016
Funding for natural flood management at Brackenhurst Read about the submission to request £2K from the Southwell Flood Fund held by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.
This month t look at the new Flood Re insurance scheme with an introduction from Flood Re CEO, Brendan McCafferty, along with some of your views on the very live issue of insurance. The problem faced by small businesses in finding affordable insurance was raised at this week’s Prime Ministers Questions (PMQs), with David Cameron… Read more »
The old Rainbow freight yard at the Burgage, Southwell provides a very good example of the opportunities presented by the redevelopment of previously-used sites in helping to tackle local flood risks. Built before modern planning laws came into place, all the hard-surfaces within this former industrial site added to the load on local drainage infrastructure,… Read more »
Barely a month goes by without news of another catastrophic flood somewhere in the world, like the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 or the flooding of New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina a year later, and the role of climate change is often mooted. Here in the UK this winter, flood victims were once again caught… Read more »