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Government unveils new £5.2bn investment to tackle flooding

The government has revealed its long-term plan to tackle the risks of flooding and coastal erosion.
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Environment Agency calls for stronger resilience against flooding

The Environment Agency has said that while we must continue to build and maintain strong defences to reduce the risk of flooding, communities will also need to become more resilient.
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Amey patents new technology to combat sewer flooding in the UK

New patented technology by Amey Consulting aims to combat the problem of sewer flooding in the UK.
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Flooding and project delays cause profit setback at Polypipe

In a trading update for the year to 31 October, Polypipe has cited project delays and flooding and poor ground conditions as main contributors of lower profits.

Bellwin scheme to support communities hit by flooding

The MHCLG has activated the government’s emergency Bellwin scheme to reimburse eligible local authorities for the flooding in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Living With Flooding, action plan

Flooding action plan launched to protect Scotland from extreme weather

Living With Flooding sets out advice to stop or mitigate flooding and says minor adaptions, such as installing a flood guard and raising the height of electrical sockets, can prevent damage or reduce the amount of time spent in temporary accommodation.
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Industry collaboration develops new detectors to tackle sewage flooding

Amey, United Utilities and jetting equipment supplier Jetcham, have developed two pieces of kit to prevent customers’ properties being flooded by sewage.
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All is not lost: Developing solutions to reduce the impact of...

Mary Dhonau OBE, chair of the Property Care Association’s Flood Resilience Group, sets out some of the actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of flooding – and why a co-ordinated approach is vital
How can we reduce the impact of flooding on properties?

How can we reduce the impact of flooding on properties?

Mary Dhonau, Chair of the Flood Protection Group at the PCA highlights the professional standards required to mitigate the impact of flooding
building regulations

Building regulations must be tougher to protect communities from flooding

The government must reform building regulations for new homes if it is to protect communities from future flood risks
environmental risks in construction projects

Environmental risks in construction projects

From location to geospatial systems, Piers Edgell, account director at Landmark Information explores the considerations of environmental risks in construction projects.
southsea coastal scheme

Work to commence on Southsea’s £100m coastal scheme

Portsmouth's Southsea coastal scheme is set to get underway in early September with the construction of coastal defences beginning between Long Curtain Moat and Clarence Pier.
arbroath flood scheme

Morrison wins £12m contract for Arbroath Flood Scheme

Morrison Construction has been awarded the contract for the Arbroath Flood Protection Scheme by Angus Council.
Water Research Centre, RSK Group

RSK confirms acquisition of Water Research Centre (WRc)

RSK Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of Water Research Centre Ltd (WRc), an independent centre of excellence for innovation and growth, and its subsidiary Cognica.

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