• How To Support Communities That Remain At Risk Of Flooding

    A talk on what can be done in advance of flooding to protect communities
    Posted on by Carol Holt and Emma Beever

    Carol Holt, Flood Risk Manager, National Recovery at Environment Agency and Emma Beever, Water Management Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, on what more can be done in advance of a flood to reduce the risk to people and property.

    Following the Winter 2013/14 floods the Environment Agency wanted to build on the good practice examples of emergency response seen during that crisis, and has been considering how to embed community scale resilience measures in order to support those communities that remain at risk.

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  • Flood investment and vulnerable communities

    Flooded community
    Posted on by Katherine Knox

    Katherine Knox, Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, says that more needs to be done to increase flood resilience, particularly where communities are more vulnerable due to their wider social, economic or environmental context.

    This month marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Closer to home, the more recent winter floods of 2013/14 continue to have repercussions, with some Somerset residents not yet back in their homes following the extensive damage due to prolonged flooding in the Somerset Levels.

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  • Tackling Flood Risk Now For Future Generations

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    Posted on by Laura Hughes

    Laura Hughes, Policy Advisor for Property at the Association of British Insurers.

    The misery and devastation suffered by many flooded business and home owners in winter 2013/2014 starkly highlighted the need to improve flood defences to better protect properties for the future.

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