Flooding & Droughts

How can we address the challenge of flooding and drought?

Your latest stories addressing flooding and droughts

Paludiculture

Allowing rewetted peatlands to be productively used.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Energy

Avon Needs Trees

Reforesting the Bristol-Avon catchment area.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

Greening urban infrastructure to adapt better to flood risks and improve water quality.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Tamar Catchment Partnership

Improving farming practices in the River Tamar for a more resilient catchment ecosystem.

  • Food supply
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Garron Plateau Bog Restoration

Restoring a peatland ecosystem to safeguard fauna, habitat diversity and drinking water supply.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Think big locally

Why water?

Climate change is water change. Increasingly, we face the threat of too little or too much water in many places across the U.K. To reduce water scarcity, it is critical to find a balance between our multiple demands on the water supply and the need to maintain a healthy natural environment that supports life. Perversely, flooding is also one of our biggest potential civil emergencies. One-in-seven homes and businesses facing some form of flood risk in England alone, compounded by surface water flooding from hard surfacing. We don’t have to look far to see how closely climate change and water are linked: the impact is being felt directly and locally.

All Related Initiatives

Paludiculture

Allowing rewetted peatlands to be productively used.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Energy

Avon Needs Trees

Reforesting the Bristol-Avon catchment area.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

Greening urban infrastructure to adapt better to flood risks and improve water quality.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Tamar Catchment Partnership

Improving farming practices in the River Tamar for a more resilient catchment ecosystem.

  • Food supply
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Garron Plateau Bog Restoration

Restoring a peatland ecosystem to safeguard fauna, habitat diversity and drinking water supply.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Pumlumon Project

Reviving uplands in Wales for environmental and economic sustainability.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Devon and Cornwall Soils Alliance

Build capacity and capability in soils advice across Devon and Cornwall.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use
  • Nature
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