Flood prevention measures around the world
Looking at flood prevention measures around the world offers an interesting perspective when it comes to reviewing and comparing our own methods here in the UK. Across the continents, various flood prevention techniques are in place – with varying levels of success.From the Delta Works in the Netherlands to the Red River Floodway in Winnipeg, […] The post Flood prevention measures around the world...
What we can learn from 2015/2016’s extreme flooding?
November 2015 to early February 2016 was an incredibly challenging time for home and business owners in the UK. Throughout much of the country, particularly the North of England and West of Scotland, flooding caused millions of pounds of damage – and caused around 16,000 properties to be flooded in England in December alone. A […] The post What we can learn from 2015/2016’s extreme flooding? appea...
Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?
According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds are not aware if they are living in an area at risk of flooding in the last year.Why is this so much of a problem and what […] The post Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding? appeared first on .
Government flooding plans come under attack from recent report
A recent report from MPs has highlighted inadequacies over the current plans for flooding by the government, suggesting that the Environmental Agency be stripped of their current responsibilities and replaced by a dedicated flooding authority. As we head into another flooding season, it is disheartening and worrying to see that the current solutions are found […] The post Government flooding plans...
Small businesses set to receive cheaper flood cover
Flooding not only costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year, it also causes immeasurable damage to people’s lives and livelihoods. When it comes to livelihoods affected, small business owners are one of the categories of people hit hardest with regards to severe flooding.Thankfully, after an extended process of campaigning for reduced premiums for […] The post Small businesses set to rece...
Aquaread’s Award Success at The Flood Expo 2016
Aquaread recently attended The Flood Expo 2016, the largest event of its kind in the world showcasing the best solutions and innovations in the world of flooding. The event, hosted at London’s ExCel, showcased a new feature for 2016 in the form of The Flood Expo Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate companies and products […] The post Aquaread’s Award Success at The Flood Expo 2016 appeared ...
Is the risk of drought in the UK growing?
The idea of queuing up in the street for water in the heat of summer might conjure up images of third world countries. New data has predicted that this, with a 20% chance, could be necessary in London in as little as 25 years.New research by Water UK shows that the growing population, along with climate change and various other […] The post Is the risk of drought in the UK growing? appeared first ...
How are melting ice sheets affecting seawater salinity levels?
Each year, findings and studies are published which promote the fact that the world is changing at an alarming rate. The world’s oceans are no exception. A new study published in Nature addresses one of the biggest uncertainties in global warming’s effects on the ocean, specifically relating to the ocean’s salinity and the shifting of […] The post How are melting ice sheets affecting seawater sali...