Peruse this section of the website for reading materials all related to flooding. It includes our own publications (e.g. bulletins) as well as those produced by other flood risk management agencies.
These are our own bulletins produced for flood risk communities and flood risk management agencies alike.
Practical advice for those at risk of flooding or who have been flooded and are looking to safeguard their property.
www.floodready.co.uk a website designed to support those at risk of flooding in North West England
Guidance and standards for drying out flood damaged buildings by Communities and Local Government
Flood Resilient Repair – a joint ABI/NFF booklet
Improving Flood Resilience of New Buildings by Communities and Local Government
Flooding and Historic Buildings by English Heritage
Living on the Edge by the Environment Agency (a guide to your rights and responsibilities of riverside ownership)
Within this section you will find various reports from organisations and government bodies.
Winter Floods 2015/16
After the winter floods of 2015/16 numerous reports, reviews and plans were set up to take stock of what happened and what more could be done to mitigate the impact of future flooding. The various reports are listed here with links to view them and a short description of each.
30 June 2016 – Cumbria Flood Action Plan Sets out what the Environment Agency and partners are doing to reduce flood risks across Cumbria, based around river catchments.
20 July 2016 – Calderdale Flood Commission Contains recommendations for all elements of flood recovery and resilience in Calderdale.
8 Sept 2016 - National Flood Resilience Review. Review of how the Government assesses flood risk, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make the country as resilient as possible to flooding.
8 Sept 2016 – the release of the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan sets out how businesses can make it easier for people to protect their homes from damage from flood water.
8 Sept 2016 – the role of Community Foundations in distributing funds to flood victims following storms Desmond and Eva. It also highlights how part of the 17.2 million raised is contributing to ongoing resilience measures. There are case studies of Cumbria, Scotland and the Calder valley.
31 October 2016 – The creation of a “one stop shop” website providing flood guidance, suitable for any audience who may have been affected by recent flood events and advice for preparation measures in the future. Linked to the Property Flood Resilience Action plan (as above)
1 November – Environment Agency Flood Action Campaign 2016
2 November 2016 – Future Flood Prevention Report The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into future flood prevention in England following severe flooding this winter. Report to be published on 2 November.