A popular tourist destination in the Lake District, devastated by floods in 2009, is set to benefit from innovative new self-closing flood barriers as part of a £4.4m flood defence scheme.
A new paper published by the World Bank setting out options on ensuring robust flood risk management in Ho Chi Minh city has useful lessons for other countries facing increased flood risks.
Floods in Central Europe have caused deaths and widespread property damage across parts of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Such events are likely to increase in Europe for several reasons including climate change, according to recent assessments from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
The Environment Agency has said that construction work will begin this week on improvements to the 4.2 kilometres of the flood defences on the River Parrett between Willow Bridge near Stathe and Monks Leaze Clyse, near Combe.
The UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP) is hosting a meeting today as the first step to producing a report to help UK water research and innovation excellence to reach the market-place.
Consultation on Environment Agency (EA) plans for managing tidal flood risk in the Severn Estuary will end soon.
Flood defences at Dawlish Warren, Exmouth, Topsham, Starcross and Powederham Banks will be progressed at the ‘earliest opportunity’, the Environment Agency (EA) has said, following general approval of the draft Exe Estuary Strategy.
Chatham Waterfront in Kent is to benefit from a £2.9 million investment to finance flood defences to protect land earmarked for economic regeneration.
The Welsh Government is providing an additional £10 million investment in flood and coastal defences as part of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan.
A £6 million flood defence scheme to protect thousands of homes and business on the Lincolnshire coast got underway over the bank holiday weekend.