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

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 lays out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities when managing and responding to local flooding

The Environment Agency has been pioneering new tests for flood defence products which could protect homes across the UK. Tony Andryszewski, the Agency’s flood manager, explains further

Jane Davidson, Environment Minister for Wales, discusses plans to deliver a holistic and flexible flood risk management system suitable for 21st Century Wales

Dr Stephen L Garvin, construction director at BRE, writes about how new and existing developments can be protected from the severity of flooding

Phil Rothwell, head of Flood Strategy at the Environment Agency, looks at Cumbria’s recovery, one year on from the floods

Local authorities must now take a lead role in local flood risk management. But what skills are needed for them to be able to deliver their new responsibilities?

One in six properties in England and Wales are at flood risk. The Environment Agency discusses the work being done to address the problem

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