Flooding & Drought

How can we address the challenge of flooding and drought?

Your latest stories addressing flooding and drought

Paludiculture

Allowing rewetted peatlands to be productively used.

South Lakeland
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy

Avon Needs Trees

Reforesting the Bristol-Avon catchment area.

Wiltshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

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

Brighton and Hove
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Tamar Catchment Partnership

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

Cornwall
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Greening Stevenson Square

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

Manchester
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Pumlumon Project

Reviving uplands in Wales for environmental and economic sustainability.

Powys
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Think big locally

Why flooding and drought?

Climate change is water change. Increasingly, we face the threat of too much or too little water in many places across the UK. 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.

Initiatives addressing flooding and drought

Paludiculture

Allowing rewetted peatlands to be productively used.

South Lakeland
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy

Avon Needs Trees

Reforesting the Bristol-Avon catchment area.

Wiltshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

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

Brighton and Hove
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Tamar Catchment Partnership

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

Cornwall
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Greening Stevenson Square

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

Manchester
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Pumlumon Project

Reviving uplands in Wales for environmental and economic sustainability.

Powys
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Devon and Cornwall Soils Alliance

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

West Devon
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Upstream Thinking (UST)

Reducing and mitigating pressures impacting on water quality of Westcountry rivers at the source.

Cornwall
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Cambridge Open Eco Homes

Inspiring householders to make big carbon cuts in home energy.

Cambridge
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

CABB Garron Plateau

Restoring Northern Ireland's largest expanse of blanket bog.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Llangattock Community Woodlands Group

Conserving, protecting and improving small woodlands

Powys
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Plant Pembrokeshire

Planting 1,300 trees in Pembrokeshire to improve ecosystem resilience.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
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