Innovative ideas to combat the threat of flooding

Running on the 27-28 September, the he largest flood exhibition and conference in the world will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure reinventing the way that flooding across the globe is predicted, prevented and managed. GB looks ahead to the Flood Expo

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience

Here, in our first Top 10 list, Government Business looks at the Top 10 local authorities for flood resilience

Flood prevention: How to keep your business afloat

Kevin Frewin, technical development manager at BSI UK, looks at the importance of standards in current flood prevention products

Why collaboration is the key to better flood risk management

Paul Cobbing, of the the National Flood Forum, discusses the importance of engaging with people about the residual risk of flooding.

The search for sustainability and resilience

How can we turn water flood risk into a sustainable solution? Government Business discusses the topic with Lee Harriman of Crocodile Flood Solutions

Developing strong flood policies

Lincolnshire County Council's Richard Wills discusses why collaboration is key in ensuring further investment and appropriate consideration

Keeping Cumbria’s head above the water

Floods during the winter of 2015-16 devastated communities across the North West of England. Government Business looks at what’s being done to prevent future problems in one of the hardest hit areas, Cumbria.

Kevin Reed, of the UK Rainwater Management Association, discusses how better water management could stop problems reoccurring in the future.

In the wake of the floods of Christmas 2015, Mary Dhonau, chief executive of Know Your Flood Risk, talks about what needs to be done at a local level to mitigate the damage from flood water.

Damp optimism after winter rainfall

Following the extreme weather that has affected much of the UK in recent months, Government Business analyses the government response and what more needs to be done.

Communities need to be aware and prepared for the possibility of floods. Mary Dhonau, chief executive of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign, discusses the importance of flood management

Keith Ulyatt of West Berkhire Council shares the story behind the innovative flood defence scheme that was adopted following the devastation of summer 2007, a ‘once in a hundred year storm’

Flooding comes at a high cost in terms of damage to property and the resources needed to mitigate infrastructural damage. Judith Denny of the British Security Industry Association explores how the private security industry can be pivotal in assisting police to deal with flooding emergencies

Previously overlooked by the media in favour of more dramatic cases of flooding, groundwater flooding causes two to four times the damage to buildings and more economic harm. Expert hydrogeologist Mark Fermor examines how a new national groundwater flood risk map is helping local authorities to determine and mitigate the risks

This winter, many parts of the country were affected with severe flooding, and the small Fenland market town of Boston is still feeling the impact of the tidal surge of December 5 which affected almost 600 homes. Phil Drury of Boston Council, talks about his community’s response to the flood, which has been praised as a excellent example of inter-agency cooperation

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.