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 »

Robert Jenrick’s speech in the Parliamentary debate on flooding on 6th January 2016

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Robert Jenrick (Newark) (Con): I am fortunate that my Newark constituency has not been seriously flooded in this winter’s flooding, but it has been among the worst-flooded of any constituency in the country over the past few years. Forty towns and villages in my constituency have been flooded in the past three years alone, including… Read more »

Debate in Parliament on Flooding – 6th January 2016

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The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs made a statement on Tuesday 5 January on flooding and was questioned by MPs about it. You can watch the statement and questions here: http://goo.gl/qGRZX6 You can read the statement and questions here: http://goo.gl/D5HE7g On Thursday 6 January, the House of Commons debated flooding. You… Read more »

Pickering’s natural flood management scheme works

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

How a town in Yorkshire worked with nature to stay dry One notorious Yorkshire flood blackspot was celebrating staying dry – despite having been refused a multimillion pound defence scheme. They built 167 leaky dams of logs and branches – which let normal flows through but restrict and slow down high ones – in the… Read more »

Experts criticise George Osborne over flood protection funding

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Tories promised £400m a year investment on flood defences but data shows spending was cut sharply at start of last parliament George Osborne has been accused of jeopardising Britain’s crumbling flood defences over the past five years by prioritising cuts to the deficit, and has also been warned that infrastructure spending may need to rise… Read more »

10 measures that must be taken to prevent more flooding in the future

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1.  Introduce better flood warning systems 2. Modify homes and businesses to help them withstand floods 3. Construct buildings above flood levels 4. Tackle climate change 5. Increase spending on flood defences 6. Protect wetlands and introduce plant trees strategically 7. Restore rivers to their natural courses 8.  Introduce water storage areas 9. Improve soil… Read more »