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flood defence scheme

£6.5m Fowlea Brook flood defence scheme to mitigate flooding in Stoke

The Environment Agency is starting work on a £6.5m flood defence scheme, to reduce the risk of flooding for 350 properties in Stoke-On-Trent.
Flood hazard mapping

Flood hazard mapping to help Scotland prepare for future flooding

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is introducing new flood hazard mapping to help Scotland better prepare for future increased flood risk.
Cheshire flooding,

Council calls for investment to safeguard Cheshire West from flooding

The leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council has called for significant investment to prevent future flooding incidents in the borough.

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.
flooding, flood plains, flood strategy

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.
sewer flooding in the UK,

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.
Polypipe,

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.
sewage flooding,

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.
impact of flooding

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
flooding resilience

The Property Care Association highlight flooding resilience

This year’s Property Care Association trade show aims to highlight the flooding resilience of houses to protect against water damage.
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
The Environmental Agency declared a drought this lunchtime across eight major regions of England after the driest summer for half a century

Drought declared across England as 20m face water restrictions

The Environmental Agency declared a drought this lunchtime across eight major regions of England after the driest summer for half a century.
Image of worker holding wastewater pipe

Morrison Water Services secures place on Wastewater supplier framework

Morrison Water Services has secured a place on a wastewater supplier framework to help Thames Water meet its targets for pollution, flooding and blockages.
Flood Protection products

StormMeister® Flood Protection products: Development and testing

StormMeister® Flood Protection products were created in 2010 when director, Malcom Snape, was working in the tropical rainforests of West Africa – it is here that he came up with the idea of utilising the hydrodynamic power of floodwater to create a flood seal.

£9.5m Romsey flood alleviation scheme revealed

Caroline Nokes MP(Romsey and Southampton North) has unveiled the Romsey flood alleviation scheme, which will better protect 127 properties by reducing the risk of flooding from the River Test and surface water.
Kendal flood scheme

Work starts at two new locations on multi-million-pound Kendal flood scheme

The Environment Agency and contractors VolkerStevin have completed work at Busher Walk and Benson and Sandes, creating embankments and flood walls as part of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme and will start new works in the northeast of Kendal.
Structural warranty. water ingress,

Structural warranty: Reducing the risks of water ingress

This ebook from Premier Guarantee looks at how to reduce the risk of water ingress through proper design and workmanship, as well as the correct installation of building elements.
building repairs

Insurance building repairs – dealing with change, uncertainty and challenge

Peter Wassell, technical director at Sedgwick, shares insight into the latest Building Repair Costs review which looks at the issues that could potentially impact the cost of building repairs over the months ahead.
mitigate flood risk

What can be done to mitigate flood risk and protect properties?

Mike Piotrowski, principal hydrologist at GeoSmart Information, explores how flooding will affect construction and developments in the future and looks at what can be done to mitigate flood risk.

National Tree Map helps improve biodiversity in London

A project targeting biodiversity gain and climate change resilience in Bloomsbury, London is turning to data captured by Bluesky International’s National Tree Map to ensure proposals are built on evidence-based solutions.
Digital Twin Hub

A new home for the Digital Twin Hub

On 1 April, the Digital Twin Hub transitioned from the Centre for Digital Built Britain to a new home at the Connected Places Catapult as it looks to accelerate growth and develop new projects across the public and private sectors.
Rockwool

ROCKWOOL®

ROCKWOOL® is the UK’s leading manufacturer in sustainable, non-combustible stone wool insulation.
digitise the planning process

Exploring how best to digitise the planning process

Esri UK recently announced the winners of a competition to find local planning authorities with innovative ideas for how best to use geospatial technology to help digitse the planning process.