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An analysis of the Cumbria floods

Posted: 16-Dec-2015
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Andy TaggAndy Tagg looks at the cause of the floods in Cumbria, and considers how they differ from the 2009 floods and what, if anything, can be done to reduce the impact of future events.

Why wouldn’t SuDS have helped prevent the Cumbrian floods?

Posted: 14-Dec-2015
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Richard Kellagher

Six years after record-breaking rainfall over the Cumbria fells, the north-west area of England has again been subjected to extreme rainfall that has led to widespread flooding and disruption. In the immediate aftermath, a question which is always asked is: could more have been done to prevent it?

Richard Kellagher explains why SuDS are so valuable but are not a panacea and wouldn’t have helped prevent the recent flooding in Cumbria. 

Cumbria floods: The impact of climate change on flood risk management

Posted: 11-Dec-2015
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David RamsbottomSix years after record-breaking rainfall over the Cumbria fells, the north-west area of England has again been subjected to extreme rainfall that has led to widespread flooding. The question that everyone seems to want an answer to is: what role has climate change has played in these extreme rainfall events?
David Ramsbottom considers the impact of climate change on flooding, and shares his views on the flood management strategies we need to adopt to make our communities more flood resilient.

Applying the new UK risk assessment approach to dams in Japan

Posted: 25-Nov-2015

HR Wallingford has been working with Japan’s largest utility company, J-Power, to apply the new UK reservoir risk assessment approach to two large dams in Japan, and assess the potential impacts of their failure on nearby communities.  Continue reading ›

Award recognises industry leading urban drainage expertise

Posted: 16-Nov-2015

Richard Kellagher has been awarded CIWEM’s 2015 WaPUG Prize, in recognition of the significant and lasting contribution he has made in the field of urban drainageContinue reading ›

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