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30 July 2018
Blogs
30 July 2018 | Blogs

First the heat, then the rain: The problem of surface water flooding in England

Surface water flooding is a widespread and growing problem. It occurs when the volume and speed of rainwater exceeds that which is able to filter into the ground and drain through the sewage networks. Gemma Holmes, Senior Analyst at the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee, explains what can be done about it.
30 July 2018
Publication
30 July 2018 | Publication

Research to define metrics for surface water flood risk management (JBA)

This research, by JBA Consulting, considers the advantages, disadvantages and unintended consequences of existing and new metrics to measure progress made in managing the risk of surface flooding at a local level. The research also makes strategic recommendations for future assessments of progress at a national level.
19 July 2018
Blogs
19 July 2018 | Blogs

The new National Adaptation Programme: Hit or miss?

Every five years the UK government sets out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather in a ‘National Adaptation Programme.’ Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change, takes a first look at the government’s latest plan and considers whether it’s fit for purpose.
5 July 2018
Blogs
5 July 2018 | Blogs

The heat is on: the importance of resilient water supplies

Whilst the recent warm weather has been a welcome treat for some of us, extended hot and dry periods put extra pressure on UK water supplies. Climate change is only adding to the problem. David Style says steps must be taken now, by regulators, water companies and individuals, to ensure the taps don’t run dry in the years ahead.
6 June 2018
Publication
6 June 2018 | Publication

ASC writes to Scottish Government about outcomes-based approach for the SCCAP

A letter from Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation for the Adaptation Sub-Committee, to Clare Harrison, Deputy Director, Head of Decarbonisation at the Scottish Government. The letter provides advice on using an outcomes-based approach for the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
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