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Browsing Category "Flooding"

Groundwater flooding and infrastructure – up to a 1/4 of critical sites at risk

Last week, we revealed the hidden cost of groundwater to the English economy in terms of damage to property – some £530million a year. Groundwater flooding impacts an estimated 424,000 properties, many of them who are households unaware of the […]
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GeoSmart reveals extent of groundwater flood risk to property

The environmental reports and data specialist explains how groundwater flooding causes more damage to property, but is the least understood. GeoSmart Information has launched an important new guide that shows the threat from groundwater flooding and how England’s property and […]
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Understanding and working better with authorities on SuDS planning conditions

It was standing room only at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell, London for our latest seminar on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Architects, lawyers, engineers and consultants came together to understand more about the SuDS regime, good SuDS design and […]
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Greater support for SuDS welcomed, but more holistic flood modelling required

Our Managing Director, Stuart Pearce responds to the recommendations in today’s EFRA Commons Committee Report on Future Flood Prevention. A third report on flood risk management this year has called for the most radical reform of flood risk management. Following […]
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National Flood Review – Short term solutions that miss wider flood risk

The latest Defra Review on the UK’s flood defences has underlined that more than a short term fix is required with flood management for people and property – yet this is what it is proposing right now. The Review underlines […]
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Flood Risk Guide

Whilst well understood, flooding has many faces and large amounts of complex planning guidance. Here’s a handy flood risk guide to help you design your scheme alongside your client and with flood risk in mind: In the UK, the most […]
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Environmental Audit Committee Report: More Sustainable, long term strategy needed by Government

Largely unnoticed thanks to a media dominated by the EU Referendum, The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published a report finding that the Government is failing to protect communities at risk of flooding. The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review was […]
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Government praises “truly innovative” Natural Flood Protection Scheme

A report from the Environment Agency has conclusively demonstrated the real community benefits of letting nature do much of the work with flood defence protection. The natural flood management scheme near to Pickering, North Yorkshire proved its mettle during the […]
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Flood Forecasting Centre trials GeoSmart’s groundwater data service

Our ground breaking new exploratory service will develop options for improved advance warning of groundwater flooding to the public and business community. The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC – a working partnership between the Environment Agency and the Met Office) offers […]
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Flood zones explained

The Environment Agency (EA) has devised a set of flood zones for guidance by developers, councils and communities to explain the probability of river and sea flooding, ignoring the presence of flood defences. Flood zones are shown on the EA’s […]
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