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WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

A new collaborative NERC-funded research project, led by the National Oceanography Centre and HR Wallingford, is taking a low-cost instrument previously used to measure waves in the open ocean, and converting it into an easily relocatable overtopping measurement system  – WireWall – that can more confidently assess coastal overtopping hazards, and so help to optimise

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Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding

On 27 March Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced the 25 new schemes to receive a share of £36 million  to improve flood protection announced in last year’s Autumn Statement. £33.8 million will be allocated to the 25 schemes over the next three years, in addition to a £2.2 millionalready allocated to 13 projects in Cumbria and

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Managing flood and coastal erosion risk: April 2014 to March 2015

The Environment has published their fourth annual national flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) report for England. The reported year saw the largest programme of capital works completed in any one year, with 111 new flood and coastal risk management schemes, reducing flood risk for 31,700 households and reducing coastal erosion risk for a

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Closed – consultation: Sefton Council’s Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy 2015-2018

Closes 5th April 2015 Sefton Council is currently consulting on its Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy. The Strategy and the supporting Service Plan and Investment Plan set out the Council’s approach to Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. Much of what is in these documents is not new but brings together relevant information

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Affordable flood insurance on the horizon for householders

In the near future households located with areas prone to high risk of flooding will be better protected against increasing insurance costs through Flood Re. Flood Re has come one step closer to implementation after the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Flood Re agreed in December 2014 how the scheme will operate, enabling legislation

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New ‘Flood Ready’ website launched

On 29th October the new Flood Ready website was launched. Flood Ready is an online resource which seeks to raise public awareness of flooding within the UK’s North Western region. The website is designed to engage communities such as families and schools to educate them on the risks and impacts of flooding. Flood Ready is looking for partners

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2012 National Flood Forum conference outputs

The 2012 National Flood Forum was themed on ‘Insurance, Communities, Flood Risk – What will the future hold?’. The event was co-ordinated by Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS). Further details about the National Flood Forum, what the conference discussed and the outputs are now available on the CMS website.  

National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy

The Environment Agency has now published the National FCERM Strategy as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. This strategy sets out a statutory framework which will help all those involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management and local communities to work together to manage flood and coastal erosion risks. It will

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