DEFRA and DECC publish their departmental plans 2015-2020

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, Flooding News.

The Defra 2015-2020 plan   Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs publishes its departmental plan for 2015-2020, outlining priority areas in flooding, air pollution and wildlife diversity  The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released its five-year plan for delivering a cleaner, healthier environment while encouraging growth and prosperity in the UK’s… Read more »

Fruit farmer Suzannah Starkey of Starkey’s Fruit in Southwell looks at the impact of rain and muddy soil on crops

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation.

Suzannah Starkey’s article in Nottingham Post We need to consider how better to cope with excess water, whatever the cause, by cleaning ditches, digging out channels and draining surface water into lagoons because it is filtering too slowly to the subsoils, to the detriment of the crop. Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Suzannah-Starkey-rain-mud/story-28618593-detail/story.html#ixzz429bikJOu

National Flood Resilience Review: Government action to tackle floods

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Resilience Review.

The government confirmed the terms of reference for the National Flood Resilience Review, which will be chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Letwin. Established in December 2015 following Storm Desmond, the Review will assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and increasingly extreme weather events. It will… Read more »

‘Flood Resilient Communities: Evaluating the Defra Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder’

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, DEFRA Pathfinder Projects, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management.

Here’s a summary by Peter Coombs Vice President Business Development, EMEA of the CIWEM conference on ‘Flood Resilient Communities: Evaluating the Defra Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder’. He found the conference invaluable with many positive outcomes but he wonders why so many communities have been allowed to be exposed to such risks. “Historical developments along watercourses… Read more »

Civic Voice Design Awards 2015 winner, ‘Slowing the Flow’, saves Pickering from floods.

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, In The Press.

Amongst the recent floods, there is a story from Pickering which is giving hope to the towns and villages which were affected. Pickering has been flooded time and time again but this time remained dry due to a new, cost effective flood defence called ‘Slowing the Flow’. Following a series of devastating floods, spanning from 1999 to… Read more »