coastal flood News

  • Communities urged to prepare for coastal flooding

    Communities along the north east coast of England, including Yorkshire and the north coast of Norfolk, should prepare for the risk of coastal flooding. The Environment Agency and Met Office are forecasting that gale-force winds and large waves will combine with spring tides and a large surge later on Thursday and through Friday. This brings a risk of significant coastal flooding. Areas at ...

  • A global risk assessment of river and coastal flooding

    A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment. Although millions of people worldwide are affected by floods every year, ...

  • Coastal flooding: failing to adapt is not an option, says study

    Climate change will lead to an increased risk of flooding and huge economic losses if countries do not invest in appropriate adaptation measures, according to a new study. The research estimates the risks posed by flooding to cities around the world and the associated economic losses in 2005 and 2050, and suggests that flood protection must be increased to maintain the same level of risk to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coastal flood risk for parts of England this weekend

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned today. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of flood defences and sea walls, property flooding ...

  • Future flood losses in major coastal cities

    This is one of the findings of an OECD report, Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities, published in Nature Climate Change, part of an ongoing OECD project to explore the policy implications of flood risks due to climate change and economic development. This study builds on past OECD work which ranked global port cities on the basis of current and future exposure, where exposure is the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding

    Good news for communities at risk of flooding In yesterday’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding over the next two years. This is in addition to the £130m previously announced by the Government in early February and includes some revenue money as well as capital. It will fund repairs to flood defences damaged by the ...

  • Managing the twin risks of flooding and erosion in coastal areas

    Coastal areas are naturally at risk from erosion and flooding, but this risk is increased by the effects of climate change. A recent study has examined choices for regulators and coastline managers and suggests that successful management in high risk areas needs a fully integrated approach involving all stakeholders. Managing the interactions between the natural environment and socio-economic ...

  • Coastal flooding: failing to adapt is not an option, says study

    Climate change will lead to an increased risk of flooding and huge economic losses if countries do not invest in appropriate adaptation measures, according to a new study. The research estimates the risks posed by flooding to cities around the world and the associated economic losses in 2005 and 2050, and suggests that flood protection must be increased to maintain the same level of risk to ...

  • Environment Agency issues severe flood warnings for coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency has (as of 1600 Thursday) issued 12 severe flood warnings for coastal communities as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow (Friday 3 January). Severe flood warnings – the highest category of warning – indicate a danger to life and property and have been issued for the following locations as of 1600: Cornwall: ...

  • UK’s largest coastal habitat flood scheme set to open in Sussex

    The country’s largest ever coastal flood realignment scheme is completed today (Monday) in Medmerry, West Sussex. The £28 million Medmerry scheme will protect 350 properties, two holiday parks and a water treatment works from coastal flooding, in addition to providing 180 hectares of habitat for wading birds such as the rare black-tailed godwit, and protected species such as the water ...

  • Communities along the west and south coasts urged to prepare for possible coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency is warning coastal communities along the south and west coasts of England to remain vigilant and alert for possible tidal flooding between Friday and Sunday, as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves. This could lead to localised spray and wave over-topping at exposed coastal locations and promenades, and the risk of flooding to properties and low lying land. ...

  • UK Tests Six Ways to Reduce Flooding, Coastal Erosion

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - The role that farmlands and trees can play in reducing the risk of flooding brought on by climate change will be explored in a new government funded study aimed at pushing the boundaries of policy on flooding and coastal erosion. 'We can't hide from the consequences of climate change,' said Minister for Climate Change and Environment Ian Pearson, announcing ...

  • Coastal communities urged to stay informed

    ‘We may be expecting higher than average tides on New Year’s Day but people do not need to panic.’ That is the message from the Environment Agency as it continues to inspect and repair flood defences on the Lincolnshire coast damaged by last week’s tidal surge. John Ray, of the Environment Agency, said: “Astronomical tide levels for the first week of January are ...

  • Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering 2016

    This week the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Exhibition takes place at the Excel Centre in London, UK, from 12-13 October. Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2016 is the UK's leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities. The ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Climate change could triple population at risk from coastal flooding by 2070, finds OECD

    The impact of climate change and urban development could more than triple the number of people around the world exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, according to a new report by the OECD, co-authored by experts from academia and the private sector (1). Ranking port cities with high exposure and vulnerability to climate extremes finds that around 150 million people could be exposed to a 1 in 100 ...

  • Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

    Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided by mangroves has been subject to debate. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Severe flood warnings remain as further flooding expected

    High sea levels, strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding this week. Severe flood warnings are in force for along the River Severn today, as high sea levels and heavy rain threaten to cause further flooding this week. Homes protected from flooding Since Friday evening over 87,000 homes have been protected from flooding and over 74,000 ...

  • Flood forecast improving but the risk of flooding continues

    Parts of southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding as river levels remain high. While the overall picture is starting to improve as river levels stabilise, risks to people and property remain. Severe flood warnings remain in place along the Thames and in Somerset where water levels continue to rise in response to recent rainfall. Ground water flooding also continues to ...

  • Flood management for the future

    New proposals to give local communities a greater say in what is done to protect them from the risks of flooding and coastal erosion have been announced today. Defra and the Environment Agency have published a consultation on a new national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England which aims to allow greater local involvement in planning and prioritising flood defences. ...

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