United Utilities and The Rivers Trust announce North West partnership.
Over £860m to be invested in flood alleviation schemes this year with further action including improvements to flood insurance.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
On 19 May 2021 four new flood warning services were launched in Coniston (Cumbria) Caton (Lancashire), and Worthington and Atherton (Greater Manchester).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following reports have been released by the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management Research Team.
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 & Billington Flood Action Group have recently participated in a successful trial of a prototype Early Flood Warning system installed on a culvert.
The Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme was completed in 2017 and has already protected lots of properties in Croston from potential flood damage.
The Environment Agency and partners have completed more than 700 projects to better protect more than 300,000 homes since 2015.
Sefton Council, the Environment Agency and United Utilities have signed a joint statement of intent to reassure Maghull communities that they are continuing to work together to explore solutions to reduce the risk of flooding.
The Environment Agency is progressing plans and designs for phase two and three of the £76million Kendal Flood Risk Management scheme.
Help with conservation work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. The focus will be on preparing for tree planting.
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.