Tag : Flooding
Consultant calls for more flood defence fundingSubscription
Built environment consultant Dar Group has called for increased local decision making and more funding to tackle flooding and coastal erosion in response to the government’s latest water management strategy.
Water and sewerage brainstorming eventSubscription
The ICE and drainage systems manufacturer Wavin recently held a meeting of water and sewerage companies, local authorities, designers and developers, to find new ideas for effective sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).
The multimillion-pound Humber Hull Frontage Improvement Scheme has been given the final sign off by the government after being approved by Hull’s planning committee earlier this year.
The UK’s first flood barrier spanning a passenger rail track will form a key part of the £18M Newhaven flood alleviation scheme when it is completed next year.
The relocation of at risk communities may need to be considered as part of flood protection says team leader at the National Infrastructure Commission.
A senior Environment Agency director has said that the industry needs to make sure it is giving at risk communities the right information so they can make informed decisions about flood protection.
Local government’s progress in implementing Sustainable Drainage systems has been criticised in a report highlighting “underlying failures within the current system.”
Insight | What engineers can do as London sinksSubscription
As The Clash aptly put it back in December of 1979: “London is drowning, and I live by the river”.
Flood spending dips despite climate warnings Subscription
Spending by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency on flood prevention and costal erosion fell by £32M in 2016/17 according to government figures.