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Environment Agency survey: Groundwater flood management in England

Posted: 31/01/20

The Environment Agency have launched a survey to support research into groundwater flood management.

Environmental bodies set joint vision to tackle climate change

Posted: 31/01/20

Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, and Natural England outline a shared vision to use nature-based solutions to tackle the climate emergency.

The Environment Agency launched a campaign to highlight the impact of flood damage on mental health

Posted: 29/01/20

During their Flood Action Week (20th January – 26th January 2020) the Environment Agency launched a campaign to highlight the impact flood damage has on mental health, advising people on the importance of signing up to flood alerts.

Centre of excellence designed to cut UK flood risks opens in Newcastle

Posted: 28/01/20

On Friday, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore officially opened the UK’s largest testbed for sustainable drainage systems.

New updates to the Environment Agency’s long term flood risk information

Posted: 27/01/20

The Environment Agency has updated its long term flood risk information using feedback from users of the service.

SuDS Pro-Forma Consultation now live

Posted: 27/01/20

A draft pro-forma on sustainable drainage systems is bring presented for consultation and feedback.

Work has begun on the Lancaster flood defence scheme

Posted: 24/01/20

Work has begun on a multi-million pound project to build new defences along the banks of the River Lune to prevent large scale flooding similar to that seen during Storm Desmond in 2015.

The Draft North West Marine Plan is live and open for consultation

Posted: 20/01/20

The public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plan opened on the 14th January 2020 and will run until the 20th April 2020 when it will close.

Environment Agency Flood Action Week 2020

Posted: 15/01/20

The Environment Agency are running a Flood Action Week from 20th - 26th January to help people know what action to take in a flood.

Beaver trial gets go-ahead in Cumbria

Posted: 15/01/20

A scientific trial to release beavers into an enclosure in Cumbria gets the go-ahead.

Another giant fatberg has been found in Manchester

Posted: 20/12/19

A monstrous fatberg weighing the same as three elephants has been found under Strangeways.

Have your say on the Water Challenges and Choices Environment Agency consultation

Posted: 18/12/19

The Environment Agency are running a consultation until the 24th April 2020 for members of the public to have their say on the challenges that our waters face and the choices and changes we all need to make to help tackle  those challenges.

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.

Forthcoming Events

World Habitat Day – Creating Dunes at St Anne’s

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

Dates: 08/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 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.