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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).

Environment Agency launches new flooding Action Plan

Posted: 13/05/21

The Environment Agency's FCERM Strategy Action Plan will help to better protect over hundreds of thousands more homes and businesses in the years ahead.

The Flood Hub Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 05/05/21

From 10th – 14th May we are hosting a Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Focus Week, exploring what PFR is, some of the options available, and see how it has benefited residents in the North West.

Applications for the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) are open

Posted: 05/05/21

The Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) provides funding to restore peatlands in the uplands and lowlands of England. It is a competitive grant scheme that will run until 2025.

The Flood Hub Coastal Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 15/04/21

From 19th – 23rd April we are hosting a Coastal Focus Week looking at various aspects of coastal flooding, erosion and management, and how we will need to adapt to climate change and sea level rise.

5 new reports have been released by the Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Risk Management Research Team

Posted: 09/04/21

The following reports have been released by the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management Research Team.

Innovative projects to protect against flooding selected

Posted: 01/04/21

Cutting-edge flood forecasting and natural flood management schemes trialled in 25 selected areas receiving a share of £150m to develop new flooding responses.

Whalley Early Flood Warning Trial Hailed a Success

Posted: 31/03/21

Whalley & Billington Flood Action Group have recently participated in a successful trial of a prototype Early Flood Warning system installed on a culvert.

Forthcoming Events

World Habitat Day – creating sand dunes

Date: 04/10/2021

For 'World Habitat Day' Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be erecting fences and planting Marram grass plugs in the foredunes of the Fylde Sand Dunes at North Beach, St Anne's.