NIC seeks views on future of infrastructure resilience

The consultation is open until 1st April 2019

Flooding
Annual investment of £1bn ‘needed to protect UK from floods’

An average annual investment of £1 billion will be necessary up to 2065 to protect properties and infrastructure in England from increasing flood damage.

New £67.4m Ipswich tidal flood defence barrier opened

More than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses are to be protected from flood risks associated with climate change

Young people most at risk in a flood, Environment Agency warns

Its research found 18 to 34-year olds are least likely to know if the area where they live is at risk of flooding and how to protect their homes and possessions

Flooded cars on a US street
Climate change ‘could see floods and storms triple’

A new report says this could cause significant economic and social damage across Europe and North America by the end of the 21st century

UK population at risk of coastal flooding ‘could quadruple by 2080’

The Committee on Climate Change says protective policies are urgently needed

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Environment Agency and Fire Service join forces to improve flood resilience

New equipment will give the Agency access to more than 150,000 metres of hose stored by the latter organisation across the UK

People in coastal areas ‘need to seriously consider relocation’

An Associate Professor at Bournemouth University says climate adaptation is not always a viable solution

Environment Agency: Climate change increasing UK flooding risks

Intense flooding will become more frequent in the UK as a consequence of climate change. The warning from the Environment Agency’ (EA) follows a pattern of severe flooding over the past 10 years, “linked to an increase in extreme weather events as the nation’s climate changes”. It adds as intense storms are becoming more frequent, […]