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Adapt or die, says Environment Agency

Posted: 14/10/21

With less than three weeks to COP26, Environment Agency warns that adaptation – becoming resilient to the effects of climate change – is just as vital as mitigation

Feedback needed on Improvements to part of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme

Posted: 08/10/21

Residents and businesses in Kendal are being given the opportunity to share their thoughts and give feedback ahead of a new planning application being submitted following proposed design improvements along Aynam Road and Waterside.

£12m funding for St Annes sea wall gets go-ahead for design that retains much-loved seafront attractions

Posted: 07/10/21

A £12.1m fund towards the regeneration of the St Annes sea wall has been approved by the Environment Agency.

Help Sefton Council to shape its flood and coastal erosion risk strategy for the next decade

Posted: 05/10/21

The Flood Hub: Flood Aware? Plan & Prepare Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 04/10/21

From 11th – 17th October we are hosting a Flood Aware? Plan & Prepare campaign looking at the importance of being aware of your flood risk and sharing advice on ways to plan, prepare & become more resilient to flooding!

Padiham residents invited to see latest developments for Flood Risk Management Scheme

Posted: 29/09/21

Residents are being invited to see the latest developments on the Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme at an upcoming community drop-in session.

Dredging work to extract 6000 tons of gravel begins in Keswick to reduce flood risk

Posted: 22/09/21

Thousands of tons worth of gravel is being removed from the River Greta at Keswick as part of efforts to reduce the risk of flooding during the colder winter months.

CIWEM free training: An introduction to Flood Risk and Resilience

Posted: 02/09/21

Information on a free CIWEM training course

Thousands of hectares of vital peatland to be restored to help tackle climate change and protect biodiversity

Posted: 27/08/21

Over £16 million to be awarded through the first round of Natural England’s Peat Restoration Grants.

The Environment Agency have launched new flood warning services in Brampton, Warwick Bridge, Grasmere and Clubmoor

Posted: 18/08/21

On 18 August 2021 three new flood warning services were launched in Brampton, Warwick Bridge and Grasmere (Cumbria), and Clubmoor (Merseyside).

Innovative nature projects awarded funding to drive private investment

Posted: 10/08/21

A pioneering new fund to drive private investment in nature and tackle climate change has been awarded to 27 projects.

First UK Water Company -eNGO Partnership is Blueprint for Green Recovery

Posted: 29/07/21

United Utilities and The Rivers Trust announce North West partnership.

More than 1,000 flood schemes to benefit from record investment

Posted: 29/07/21

Over £860m to be invested in flood alleviation schemes this year with further action including improvements to flood insurance.

Pop-up campsites need to check their flood risk say Environment Agency

Posted: 21/07/21

Farmers and landowners setting up temporary campsites for the summer holidays are being urged to have a flood plan in place to keep campers safe.

The state of the environment: the urban environment

Posted: 20/07/21

This report looks at the state of the urban environment in England. It outlines some of the challenges created by urban areas for managing natural resources and waste, and the links between urban environments and wider environmental issues.

The Flood Hub new homepage refresh is launched

Posted: 13/07/21

Following feedback from our survey last year, we have updated content on the website, as well as adding brand new content and pages, in order to make information more easily accessible.

The Flood Hub: Natural Flood Management (NFM) Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 12/07/21

From 19th – 25th May we are hosting a Natural Flood Management (NFM) Focus Week, looking at what NFM is......... We have lots of brand new case studies on our website highlighting amazing projects across the North West.

New natural flood management scheme helps slow the flow in Rochdale

Posted: 09/07/21

A project designed to slow the flow of flood water by using natural techniques has been completed upstream of Rochdale. The ambitious scheme saw organisations work with landowners in the upper River Roch catchment to deliver innovative solutions to reduce the risk of flooding for homes and businesses in the Roch Valley.

The Flood Hub: Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 07/06/21

From 14th – 18th May we are hosting a Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Focus Week, looking at what SuDS are, how they reduce flood risk, and the many benefits they provide. There will be examples of the types of SuDS you can install in your home and garden, and case studies of larger SuDS projects across the North West.

The Environment Agency have launched new flood warning services in Coniston, Caton, Worthington and Atherton

Posted: 24/05/21

On 19 May 2021 four new flood warning services were launched in Coniston (Cumbria) Caton (Lancashire), and Worthington and Atherton (Greater Manchester).

Forthcoming Events

Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Armboth Fells Conservation Day

Dates: 20/10/2021, 09/11/2021,

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust continue to restore peat bogs near the popular beauty spot of Bleaberry Fell by translocating peat-forming mosses and cotton grasses.

West Cumbria Rivers Trust – Volunteering: Building leaky dams and tree-planting at Corney

Date: 06/11/2021

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust at Corney for leaky dam building, tree-planting and tree maintenance in an old woodland.