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Flood Risks at Football Stadiums

Waterlogged pitches have become a regular occurrence and expectation within the grassroots football season. So much so that in 2014 “the average [English] grassroots pitch lost 5 weeks per season to bad weather”. However, concerning forecasts have been made...


Weathering the Storm: Insights from 2023’s Flood Action Week

Flood Action Week, held from 20-26 November 2023, emphasises the urgent need for property owners, developers, and investors to proactively assess and manage flood risks. The Environment Agency’s campaign highlights several critical aspects: Flood Action Week serves as a...


England’s Flood Defence Crisis: Understanding the NAO Findings

The National Audit Office (NAO) report on England’s flood defence systems, while highlighting the challenges of inflation and funding, also brings to light concerns about potential incompetency, poor management, and inefficient use of funds within the Environment Agency (EA)....


Safe and Spectacular: The Essential Guide to Flood Risk-Free Bonfire Night Celebrations

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is steeped in the historical fabric of the United Kingdom, dating back to the early 17th century. It commemorates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605, when a...


World Food Day 2023

Today, Monday 16th October, marks World Food Day 2023. The day stresses the significance around global food security for the present and the future. It can link to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, namely the 2nd goal for “Zero...


International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Friday 29th September marks the fourth year of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The day looks forward at the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on bringing a reduction to “food loss and waste (FLW)...


World Environmental Health Day 2023

Today, Tuesday 26th September 2023, marks the annual World Environmental Health Day.  The day looks “to raise awareness regarding the significance of the health of our environment”, with 2023’s theme revolving around “Global Environmental Public Health”. With the day’s...


International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2023

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on Saturday 16th September. The day marks the universally ratified Montreal Protocol coming into place in 1987, setting out “to control total global production and consumption of...


Remembering the Great Flood of 1968

This September marks the 55th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1968, with 15th September being the day when it was considered at its worst. It is deemed as one of UK’s most treacherous flood events from the 20th...


Flood Risk at the BMW PGA Championship

This week sees the annual BMW PGA Championship taking place at Wentworth. The Wentworth Club makes a beautiful site for golf, with the estate spanning 700-hectares. It’s heaped in golf history, notably being considered the “birthplace of the Ryder...



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