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UK’s Wettest Winter Ever

On February 20, 2014 By

In the UK, we have had the wettest winter ever recorded (according the the Met Office) since records began in 1910.

We have had 486.8mm of rain between 1 [...]

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Hard choices will need to be made

On February 10, 2014 By

Ten years ago the chief scientist warned that “Hard choices need to be taken – we must either invest more in sustainable approaches to flood and coastal management [...]

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Flooding – lessons learnt

On February 4, 2014 By

Recent floods in the UK have made hydrologists consider the relative merits of hard and soft engineering.

With the emphasis on soft engineering.  Planners are also having to [...]

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Rivers in the sky!

On July 28, 2013 By

New studies have suggested that air flows with large amounts of moisture could be the cause of some of our worst flood events.

The floods [...]

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Due to high precipitation levels in Wales over the past few weeks and in particular over the past couple of days 600 villagers have been evacuated from Pennal in [...]

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100,000 people are being moved from the Chinese, Three Gorges Dam because of land slides and bank collapses near the dam. Also the resivour rises and falls so there is some [...]

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Floods which killed more than 1000 people have been blamed on illegal logging.

Many were killed by logs being washed down by flood waters, which crushed houses and [...]

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Houses are still being given planning permission to be built on floodplains by local authorities.

With the danger of a future shortfall in water supplies, it really is [...]

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