Rooting out vulnerabilities in the sewer infrastructure

An aerial map of trees is helping to understand the damage caused to underground drains and sewers by tree roots, according to UK-based aerial...

Stormwater Management launches new source control and attenuation solutions at IWEX

Surface water management specialist, Stormwater Management Ltd, will be unveiling two new high performance source control solutions together with a new innovative, in-situ cast...

Research to tackle built environment resilience

THE largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced a major three year funding programme to improve the...
Installing a giant Hydro-Brake for the Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Technology holds back floods upstream

A ‘supersized’ engineering solution to river flooding is said to deliver carefully-engineered flood protection while supporting biodiverse landscaping and wetlands. Hydro International's Hydro-Brake® Flood Alleviation...

Dual attack on flooding with new defence system

A new flood defence system, JBaR, from oil and environmental specialists, Adler and Allan, provides protection potential for sites that store oil and other...

Permeable pavements cater for Nordic conditions

In co-operation with industrial partners, Nordic R&D firm VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland says it has developed permeable pavements, able to reduce the...
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Online check for flood risk

A new online tool is intended to help households and businesses in England check for flood risks to property. Data from the Environment Agency has...

New ideas about flood defence

A seminar at November's Resilience 14 conference will highlight the latest thinking on flood issues. The session "Britain under water" will be headed by...
The latest revisions threaten hopes that the industry might adhere to the kind of best-practice guidelines for SuDS implementation showcased by the likes of Grainger's homes development in Berewood last year.

Warning of SuDS policy fudge

A RADICALLY-revised system for regulating SuDS implementation on new developments is in danger of becoming a ‘fudge’ and a ‘free-for-all’ that could jeopardise effective...
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Flood protection drones approved

THE use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to help combat the threat of flooding has been given the official go-ahead to operate on a...
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SuDS implementation delayed again

Despite a winter of floods misery and high-profile media attention, DEFRA has once again postponed the target start date to introduce compulsory legislation for...
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Engineers call on Government to return flood protection funding to pre-2010 levels

THE upcoming Budget presents a crucial opportunity for Government to show its long term commitment to better protecting communities, businesses and infrastructure from extreme...
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Gauging groundwater flood risk

FOLLOWING the launch of its Groundwater Flood Risk map in October, water environment services provider ESI is offering Local Authorities a free licence to...
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Piezoelectric system pinpoints pipe leaks

THE identification and tracing of leaks in smaller pipes could become a faster, more accurate and cost effective process thanks to a solution developed...

Ireland flood job awarded

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Ireland’s Office of Public Works to help manage flood risk in an area stretching from Dingle in County...

Flood funding could bring an autumn start

FUNDING agreements are nearing completion to clear the way for a £23m flood defence scheme in Warrington. The Environment Agency scheme was granted planning permission...
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