Tag: flooding

Man vs Beast: Beavers for Natural Flood Management

Man vs Beast: Beavers for Natural Flood Management

Posted by Emily Cooper

Guest blog by Jane Herbert from Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust. On March 14th, beavers returned to Essex after being extinct for 400 years. They are part of a Natural Flood Management (NFM) project on Spains Hall Estate to reduce flooding to the village of Finchingfield. Two European Beavers, bred…

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Reducing flood risk at home

Reducing flood risk at home

Posted by Emily Cooper

Today, we're going to help you to reduce flood risk at home. Many people are worried about the impacts of flooding on their home. In extreme cases or areas prone to flooding, there's nothing that can be done to reduce the risk—but sometimes, there are steps we can take which…

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“Rising rivers reveal the truth”

“Rising rivers reveal the truth”

Posted by Emily Cooper

After a soggy few weeks, many of our rivers are looking fit to burst. If you’ve spent time near the river recently, you have probably noticed some less than welcome guests: wet wipes, plastic bottles, and a whole host of different items which belong in the bin. Why does this…

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Is flooding worse than before?

Is flooding worse than before?

Posted by Emily Cooper

We recently asked our Twitter followers whether they thought that flooding had become more frequent and/or severe during their lifetimes. A resounding 72% thought that it had. In their natural state, river catchments are capable of storing water throughout the landscape. The natural features of our rivers also slow the…

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The Waterpocalypse: Flooding

The Waterpocalypse: Flooding

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we’re investigating four of the most serious threats facing water across the globe: the Four Horses of the Waterpocalypse. Like all natural disasters, flooding has a role to play in our ecosystems. Floods can be a good thing (when in the right place); they create habitats…

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