Operation Watershed was set up by West Sussex County Council primarily to repair damage to highway and drainage infrastructure caused by extreme weather. In addition it has also supported communities by enabling them to take responsibility for local flooding and land drainage issues. It has done this through the allocation of funds, in return for a longer term commitment from community groups to help prevent flood problems in the future. In a number of cases Active Community projects have encouraged local groups to come together, and make that commitment. There are now a number of active Flood Action groups on the Manhood Peninsula.
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The Manhood Peninsula Partnership was formed in recognition of the challenges the peninsula faces as a result of climate change and the increasing demands on its environment. By recognising the different issues the area faces, its assets and possibilities, and by valuing its distinct and almost unique character on the south coast, the MPP hopes to create opportunities and... Read More»
A large part of the Manhood Peninsula is less than 5m above sea level and at risk from flooding, both inland and coastal. It is likely that climate change will increase this risk, through rising sea levels, rising water tables and increased precipitation intensity. Drainage is an increasing problem on the peninsula as the existing ditches are proving inadequate... Read More»
Increased development in the area for housing during the last few decades has resulted in infrastructure problems, particularly relating to transport and drainage. Future development must be managed extremely carefully to avoid further infrastructure problems and degradation of the area. To find out more about how these issuea are being addressed at local and national levels see the Consultations, Reports... Read More»