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Free guide to RICS professionals: Storm Desmond

In the wake of  Storm Desmond, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) has produced a free consumer guide providing impartial advice to both homeowners and businesses on the effects of flooding. The guide details in a comprehensive manor...


CIRIA release new SuDs guidance Manual (C753)

As the UK moves into winter, potentially a time of greater flood risk as seen during the 2013-2014 winter, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association  (CIRIA)  has launched the most comprehensive industry SuDS guidance available in the UK...


Rare ‘Supermoon’ threatened flooding along UK coastline

Rare ‘Supermoon’ threatened flooding in the capital and along the UK coastline. On Saturday, August 29 2015 the UK experienced a so-called ‘supermoon’ a popular term for when the moon is at its closest in its elliptical orbit around...


Welsh Government consultation on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Awaiting the outcome from the Welsh Governments consultation on its proposed interim non-statutory standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). In early February 2015, the Welsh Government launched a consultation for interim non-statutory standards for sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) –...


New national database of coastal flooding launched

Storms cause floods, which can be devasting with long-lasting and diverse consequences. On the coast, floods arise as a result of high sea levels. The UK has historically suffered major coastal flooding events including the 1607 flood, which is...


BRE research making buildings more resilient to flooding

With an increase in extreme weather events which culminated in some of the most severe flooding seen in various part of the country last year, the BRE Trust (The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to the built environment research)...



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