Flood

Posts about our work managing flood risk and responding to flooding

Flood risk engineers: the next generation

14 years ago I led the creation of our first flood risk engineering degree programme. Today sees another step forward in our plans to develop the next generation of flood risk engineers with the launch of three different degree programmes …

Winter is coming…

Last December Storm Desmond hammered the UK, putting many of our Monitoring & Forecasting Duty Officers through their paces. Just short of a year later and we’re at the end of our training programme with an additional officers trained across …

Make your home more flood resilient

home with flood barrier

Updated guide to flood resilience  Having been flooded myself, I know only too well how appalling it can be – being flooded is a life changing experience. I have since supported many people going through the same misery, and everyone …

It's time to get ready for winter

Child's pink wellies and umbrella

We’ve put our clocks back an hour and it’s getting dark earlier. It can only mean one thing – winter’s around the corner. For some this can mean cosy nights in and walks in the countryside, but there are various risks …

Communicating flood risk

Kate Marks, the Environment Agency’s Deputy Director of Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Data explains the background to the most recent changes in how we communicate flood risk. I love a good map, I even teach map reading in my spare …