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National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) in Wales and the Wales Flood Map Published

The Welsh Government had published a new FCERM Strategy for Wales. This sets out the long-term policies for managing flooding, together with measures to improve planning and preparation for, and adaptation to, climate change which will be taken forward over the next decade by organisations including Natural Resources Wales, local authorities and water companies. The

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National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

The Environment Agency has published a strategy setting out a vision of a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. It sits alongside the Government’s policy statement on flood and coastal erosion risk management (see separate news item). The National FCERM Strategy sets out

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Flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement

This policy statement sets out the Government’s policy on flood and coastal erosion risk management and their long-term ambition to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk. It forms part of their wider commitment to tackle climate change. It has been informed by the Environment Agency’s consultation exercise on the

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Wave Overtopping Clips from Crosby Beach Released on YouTube

A selection of short clips, form GoPro and Smart Phone camera footage, taken during the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall project during winter 2018/2019 have been released on the Channel Coastal Observatory’s YouTube channel. The footage shows wave overtopping around high water on the 7th March 2019, 25th January 2019 and 26th October 2018 at Crosby

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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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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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