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Resident survey damage on June 30, 2007 in Toll Bar near Doncaster, England.

Second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment gathers pace

26 October 2015 Blogs
A lot of attention is paid to the global impacts of climate change; melting Arctic ice, coastal flooding and coral bleaching to name a few. But what are the risks to the UK from rising global temperatures? The CCC's Head of Adaptation, Daniel Johns, looks ahead to the second Climate Change...
Thames Barrier closing

New long-term investment scenarios point to the need for much greater flood resilience

5 December 2014 Blogs
On Tuesday, two much-awaited flood investment documents were published (see previous blog). Both Defra’s six-year Investment Plan and the Environment Agency’s Long-Term Investment Scenarios (LTIS) paint a positive picture of how much can be achieved in managing flood risk in the coming years. But the devil is in the detail,...

Six flood defence questions the Autumn Statement should answer

1 December 2014 Blogs
On Wednesday, the Autumn Statement is expected to make significant announcements about future investment in flood and coastal defence. No new money is expected.  Instead, two major publications have been promised: A six-year capital investment plan: a list of individual flood and coastal schemes in England that are expected to...