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Kissimmee riverManaging flooding by working with nature

The government announced £15m for natural flood management initiatives, we went to find out more about what they are and what they can do.

20 February 2017

Is climate change causing more UK floods? Flooded street in York with rescue boat

Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.

16 Feb 2017

Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet David Macdonald stood in his flooded garden

Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.

13 Feb 2017

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