Tag: natural-flood-management

Investing in nature: Wyre catchment project

Investing in nature: Wyre catchment project

Posted by Emily Cooper

New project in Wyre catchment given support to attract private sector investment to tackle climate change and restore nature An environmental project in Lancashire has been selected as one of first schemes to receive grant funding to encourage sustainable private sector investment for the benefit of the local community and…

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Can we tame the flood? – blog by Mark Lloyd

Can we tame the flood? – blog by Mark Lloyd

Posted by Jayne Mann

It’s been a fortnight that many will wish they could forget.  Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK on successive weekends and thousands of homes, businesses and cars were submerged in filthy flood water.  The impact on people affected must not be underestimated.  It’s an invasion of the home that…

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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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