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There are 17 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Flooding".

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1. Managing flooding by working with nature

The government announced £15m for natural flood management initiatives in the 2016 Autumn Statement.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
2. Is climate change causing more UK floods?

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

Tags: Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water, Weather
3. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet

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.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Water, Weather
4. Equipping the UK to cope with coastal erosion

Frequently linked to an increased threat from flooding, coastal erosion was widespread in the 20th century. We explain how the iCOASST project is helping to reveal what the next hundred years could hold.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Conservation, Flooding, Hazards, Mapping, UK
5. A century of UK coastal flooding

Ivan Haigh and Elizabeth Bradshaw describe SurgeWatch, a new database of coastal floods that's set to revolutionise our understanding of how and why these destructive events happen - and of how to limit the damage.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK
6. Changing channels

Scientists agree: flood damages will increase dramatically across Europe over the coming decades. And as extreme rainfall events happen again and again, some places will be hit harder than others. So why is it that some areas are becoming more prone to flooding, and others not? Louise Slater explains.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Rivers and lakes, UK
7. Shutting the flood gates

In 1953, more than 300 people died in the UK alone when heavy storms swept a high spring tide over sea defences and across coastal towns in north-east England and Scotland. Today floods still make headlines but our ability to limit their effects has come a long way. Adele Walker explains why.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
8. Coastal defences could contribute to flooding with sea-level rise

A combination of coastal defences and rising sea levels could change typical UK tidal ranges, potentially leading to a higher risk of flooding, say scientists.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Oceans, Sea level change, UK
9. Global warming to bring heavier summer downpours

Global warming could cause extreme summer downpours to become several times more frequent in the UK by 2100, a new study suggests.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
10. Riding the crest of the flood wave

Getting caught in one of the biggest floods Cambodia has seen in years wasn't part of Chris Hackney's fieldwork plans - but it turned out to be a great opportunity for scientists to learn how rivers behave in extreme conditions.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Natural resources, Rivers and lakes, Water

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