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Posts about our work managing flood risk and responding to flooding

Working in partnership to enhance approaches to surface water risk management

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In recent years, record rainfall events nationally and internationally have served to underline the threat of surface water flooding, particularly to our cities and urban areas, writes Caroline Douglass, Environment Agency Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management. Examples …

New research project launched by the Environment Agency to monitor saltmarsh’s carbon capture and storage

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The Environment Agency (EA) is part of a new research project that will monitor saltmarshes across the UK.  Saltmarsh plays a significant role in mitigating climate change by absorbing and storing greenhouse gasses in their plants and sediments. As well …

The coast is clear: strengthening shoreline management planning

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Article written by Julie Foley, our Director of Flood Risk Strategy and National Adaptation, Environment Agency Our treasured coast is a dynamic and exciting place for all those that live, work and play there. It’s a complex environment and how …

Major strategy milestone achieved as flood warning service expands to 110,000 more homes and businesses

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Flood warnings are now available for 110,000 additional homes and businesses following a major effort to ensure all properties at high risk of flooding can receive them. Many properties previously considered too remote, rural, or difficult to warn of flooding, …

Boosting action on surface water flood risk

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There are over three million properties at risk of surface water flooding in England. Surface water flooding happens when rain from major storms overwhelms local drainage. It is a real and growing threat to life, property, infrastructure, and to the …