flood management News

  • 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. ...

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Flood summit at defra focuses on a shared approach to managing flood risk

    Environment Minister Richard Benyon met with insurers to discuss how best to ensure that insurance is widely available for homes at risk of flooding at a flood summit. The summit brought together key representatives from the insurance industry, the National Flood Forum, the Environment Agency and local government to discuss the challenges in managing future flood risk. ...

  • Flood Modeller Suite launched at CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference

    Yesterday, 19 November, more than 100 industry leaders and flood risk experts attended CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference in London. The event saw the launch of the company’s Flood Modeller Suite, a fully integrated suite of software for flood modelling. The new Flood Modeller Suite, which will be formally released in early 2015, brings together updated versions of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • New flood simulation tool improves collaboration on flood management

    A new tool for flood simulation and visualisation is accessible for both experts and practitioners, allowing them to collaborate better on flood planning and relief. Among other features, the new system includes 3D simulations, rainfall simulation and water flow data. With a vast majority of its population at risk from heavy floods and storms, the European Union has developed a risk management ...

  • Godmanchester flood risk management scheme unveiled

    A ceremony took place on Friday 28 February in Godmanchester, marking the official completion of Godmanchester’s flood risk management scheme. The ground was first broken on Friday 25 May 2012 by Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, and Steve Wheatley, Chair of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, who was instrumental in securing approval for the scheme. The scheme includes a ...

  • River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

    Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event prizes were awarded to the best short stories, poems and pictures about rivers. The workshop River Restoration for Flood Management: Debate about new social and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Environment: Directive on flood risk management comes into force

    Reducing the risks and adverse consequences of floods in the European Union is the aim of the new directive on flood risk management coming into force today. The directive requires flood risk management to be negotiated across national borders and contains important commitments to increase transparency and involve citizens. Member States are now obliged to identify river basins and associated ...

  • Florida stormwater management inspectors flood Granite Environmental

    Five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors beef up Granite Environmental, giving them a grand total seven certified in-house inspectors! For two full days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3. Hal Lundsford, of the Department of Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Using UAVs to improve Flood Risk Management

    A twelve month project being undertaken by Cranfield University, which is jointly funded by the Environment Agency and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), is helping to improve the quality of river photography that is used for flood risk management. The images provide detailed information to monitor the characteristics of water courses and the effect these have on ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Flood and water management bill gains royal assent

    The Flood and Water Management Bill gained Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 floods, protect water supplies to consumers and protect community groups from excessive charges for surface water drainage. The Act’s provisions include: New statutory responsibilities for managing ...


  • £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 ...

  • Internationally coordinated use of satellites needed for managing floods

    Loss of satellites providing rainfall data could have a negative effect on global flood management, according to new research. However, this could be mitigated by improved international co-operation and the use of more modern satellite technology, the authors say. The study examined the consequences for flood management of the loss of four of the existing 10 dedicated rainfall measuring ...

  • 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 ...

  • Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

    How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for participation and the third involves stakeholders ...

  • Multi-level capacity building flood management

    HKV CONSULTANTS, World Water Academy, Technical University of Bucharest and Eurodite have teamed up in this multi-level capacity building project. As other EU member states, Romania has to implement the EU Flood Directive. The implementation needs to be carried out mainly on regional level. However the regional authorities lack financial, managerial and content related capacity in many cases to ...

  • Integrated flood management for Ho Chi Minh City

    Royal Haskoning and its partners Deltares and DHV have acquired a frontrunner project in a series of Dutch-Vietnamese initiatives to improve flood control in the Mekong Delta. This first project aims at reducing flooding in and around Ho Chi Minh City. The approach is multidisciplinary. Technological knowledge will be applied and transferred but institutional aspects, management capabilities and ...

  • New UK approach to flood risk management

    The statement stresses that to realise full benefit, resilience measures will need to contribute to creating quality urban environments and to managing the wider aspects of the water cycle. Chair of the multi-institutional group David Balmforth said: 'Flooding is a very real risk in the UK and one that is only going to get worse. If we rely solely on flood defences and ever larger drainage ...

  • Consultation launched on flood risk management strategy

    A public consultation on Devon’s flood risk management strategy will be launched later this week. Devon County Council, together with partner authorities including the Environment Agency and key stakeholders in Devon, have produced the strategy which is available to view online from Wednesday (27 November). This marks the start of the public consultation which continues until Monday 27 ...

  • Farming after the flood: Management strategies and costs

    This year extensive flooding of America’s prime agricultural lands has resulted in millions of dollars in lost crops.  In addition to direct economic losses, farmers face post-flooding cleanup costs associated with removing sediment and debris and repairing erosion in their fields. At the briefing, “Farming after the Flood: Management Strategies and Costs”, a corn and ...

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