National Flood Resilience Review
Following the devastating effects of record rainfall and extreme flood events last winter, the government has issued a national flood resilience review to assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The stress testing of their modelling and flood risk maps carried out as part of this review has identified the areas of the country which are at risk of flooding. The next task is to improve how people are told whether they could be at risk and encourage them to take action. The water and telecommunications industries have been asked to make their infrastructure more resilient in case of similar events this year, while the Environment Agency is able to provide four times as many barriers as it could last year.
Follow this link to read the National Flood Resilience Review.
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Planning permission was granted in February 2012 for a property described by its architect as the UK’s first ‘amphibious’ house. According to Baca Architects, the firm behind the plans, an amphibious house is a building that “rests on the ground on fixed foundations but, whenever a flood occurs, the entire building rises up in its dock and floats there,... Read More»
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