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Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

PhD researcher Peter Metcalfe, based at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre (LEC), has been working on new methods to predict the impacts of “natural” measures to mitigate flood risk.

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It’s not too late to prepare for floods

It’s not too late to prepare for floods

As we approach the anniversary of Storms Desmond and Eva that caused so much damage and distress last winter, it’s a good time to reflect on opportunities to strengthen resilience against flooding, with further storms and floods always a possibility as winter approaches.

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Scientific evidence supporting the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review

Scientific evidence supporting the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review

The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review was published on 8 September 2016. One of the Review’s critical tasks was to improve the national understanding of flood risk in England. The Review says that experience from recent events has “made it clear that describing flood risk in traditional terms such as a ‘1% chance of flooding’ […]

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Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond, December 2015

Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond, December 2015

Severe flooding in December 2015 and early 2016 caused significant damage and disruption in the north of England and parts of Scotland. This report details first hand experiences of the flooding in Cumbria, and makes recommendations for building greater flood resilience.

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