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The new CIRIA Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience – RP1055 is now available

Posted: 13/12/19

The new Code of Practice and guidance for PFR aims to “improve confidence in property flood resilience and subsequent take-up”.

Young farmers help to plant 420 trees along River Irt

Posted: 09/12/19

Cumbria’s young farmers have planted 420 trees along the Irt to help improve the local environment and mitigate climate change.

A vast number of homes are at ‘high risk’ of flooding in Cumbria

Posted: 03/12/19

Homes located on the coast of Furness have been told by the Environment Agency that they are at long-term risk of flooding.

Some Cumbrian residents are to be automatically signed up for flood warnings

Posted: 26/11/19

People who live in Cumbria may receive a text message from the Environment Agency this week to let them know that they have been automatically signed up for the free flood alerts and warnings service.

The National Lottery is offering people and communities the chance to receive a grant worth up to £1000

Posted: 25/11/19

he National Lottery are offering people and communities with great ideas the chance to receive a grant between £100 and £1000 to mark their 25th Anniversary.

Government announces grants to help protect properties from flooding

Posted: 20/11/19

Flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding.

£5.7million project to revamp Lancaster power hub which was battered by Storm Desmond has been completed

Posted: 19/11/19

A multimillion-pound project to improve flood defences and avoid power cuts in Lancaster has been completed.

The government has launched a new scheme to boost tree planting

Posted: 05/11/19

The government have launched a £50million Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme to encourage farmers and landowners to plant more trees to help tackle climate change.

Volunteers needed for natural flood management project in Bootle

Posted: 05/11/19

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is appealing for volunteers to help with a project which aims to reduce flood risk in the village of Bootle, Cumbria.

Join us in celebrating The Flood Hub’s one year anniversary

Posted: 05/11/19

We are celebrating one year of The Flood Hub on 5th November 2019! Join us in celebrating by following our social media accounts.

Looking back at United Utilities ‘Managing Flood Risk from New Development in Partnership’ day

Posted: 30/10/19

United Utilities held a partnership event in September 2019 to understand how risk management authorities can work better to manage flood risk from new developments.

Volunteers needed for Flimby natural flood management project

Posted: 22/10/19

West Cumbria River’s Trust are appealing for volunteers to help with a project aiming to reduce flood risk in the village of Flimby.

A 50m long green wall is set to be installed at Liverpool’s St John’s shopping centre

Posted: 15/10/19

Plans for a giant living, green wall have been approved by Liverpool City Council as part of a global effort to increase green space in city centres.

The Environment Agency and Met Office have celebrated 10 years of flood forecasting

Posted: 11/10/19

The 4th October marked ten years since the Environment Agency and the Met Office formed a partnership and saved lives, livelihoods and protected infrastructure.

Manchester water company will attempt to fight fatbergs

Posted: 04/10/19

Manchester’s water company is on a mission to make the city’s sewers free of fatbergs.

Residents in Preston and South Ribble are invited to share views on the flood scheme

Posted: 04/10/19

Local residents and businesses are invited to attend a number of engagement events hosted by the Environment Agency to share their views on the Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme.

Flood risk reduced and bathing water quality to improve at Seascale

Posted: 03/10/19

Flood risk in Seascale will be reduced and water quality improved following a joint project between West Cumbria Rivers Trust and Cumbria County Council.

Completion of flood resilience works boosts protection for homes across the North West

Posted: 27/09/19

Around 100 homes and businesses, across the North West, will be better protected from flooding following the completion of preventative works by the Environment Agency and its partners.

A pilot project which will use nature to tackle flooding has been launched

Posted: 23/09/19

A natural flood management (NFM) trial has been launched at farm on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire to help reduce the risk of flooding.

Highest-ever resolution of climate projections have been launched

Posted: 17/09/19

As the world becomes increasingly impacted by climate change, understanding more about the potential future intensity of hourly rainfall and extreme daytime temperatures is key to the UK’S resilience.

Forthcoming Events

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Naddle Farm

Event Date: 09/04/2020

Come and help Cumbria Rivers Trust with some maintenance and planting on an area of restored peatland with the RSPB.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Armboth Fell Peatland Survey Day (15/04/20)

Event Date: 15/04/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust undertake a peatland survey on this area of land above Thirlmere reservoir.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bampton Common Planting Day (23/04/20)

Event Date: 23/04/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust restore eroded peatland on this conservation day. They'll be transplanting clumps of bog mosses and other plants.

CANCELLED: Upper Dean Living Landscape walk, Macclesfield

Event Date: 02/05/2020

Join Cheshire Wildlife Trust for a guided walk with the chance to see in-channel natural flood management works.

CANCELLED: Wasdale Wednesday: Tree Guard Removal – West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Event Date: 13/05/2020

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust in removing old tree guards from trees.

UK Underwater – Data Driven Approaches to Communicating Flooding

Event Date: 01/06/2020

A two-day workshop funded through the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bampton Common Planting Day (09/06/20)

Event Date: 09/06/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust restore eroded peatland on this conservation day. They'll be transplanting clumps of bog mosses and other plants.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bishop’s Allotment Conservation Day

Event Date: 27/06/2020

Come and help Cumbria Rivers Trust create some wetland habitat on this conservation day near Newby Bridge

CANCELLED: Wasdale Wednesday: Wet Woodland Restoration – West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Event Date: 12/08/2020

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust in blocking ditches, creating wet woodland and reducing silt movement.

World Habitat Day – Creating Dunes at St Anne’s

Event Date: 05/10/2020

To celebrate World Habitat Day, join Lancashire Wildlife Trust in erecting fencing and planting Marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne's to create sand dunes.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 08/12/2020

Flood & Coast is a unique three-day event bringing together a diverse range of people to advance the global debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in a changing climate.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 09/12/2020

Flood & Coast is a unique three-day event bringing together a diverse range of people to advance the global debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in a changing climate.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 10/12/2020

Flood & Coast is a unique three-day event bringing together a diverse range of people to advance the global debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in a changing climate.