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We’re recruiting – Senior Policy Adviser (environment)
Floodplain near Wollaston

We’re recruiting – Senior Policy Adviser (environment)

We’re looking to recuit someone with a particular interest in water management to join our environment team and help develop policies that enables our infrastructure systems to better protect and enhance our natural environment and safeguard important natural resources in the face of climate change impacts. Based in our Leeds office, the successful candidate will...

23 Feb 2024 By
Hall: Measurable approach to flood risk “essential”
Flooded bridge

Hall: Measurable approach to flood risk “essential”

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has warned that the continued lack of a national standard for flood resilience is undermining government’s efforts to boost the country’s resilience to sea and river flooding. Its new report Resilience to flooding also raises concerns that inflation and excessive bureaucracy will reduce the number of major flood...

17 Jan 2024 By
Jim Hall: Clarity on funding, clear targets crucial to long term flood resilience
flooded house with sandbags at front door

Jim Hall: Clarity on funding, clear targets crucial to long term flood resilience

A value for money report on flood resilience in England published by the National Audit Office today (15 November) warns that under current Environment Agency plans, forty per cent fewer properties in England will be protected from flooding compared to the number first forecast in 2020. The Resilience to flooding report finds that the Environment...

15 Nov 2023 By
Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure
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Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure

Data showing past government expenditure on economic infrastructure within the scope of the Commissions fiscal remit

7 Nov 2023
Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission
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Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission

Government must develop stronger staying power and focus on fewer, bigger, better targeted initiatives to deliver the infrastructure needed to meet its long term goals for economic growth and a lower carbon economy, the UK’s independent advisers on infrastructure have said. The last year has seen progress towards major infrastructure objectives “stutter further just as...

27 Mar 2023 By
Commission welcomes move to more sustainable drainage for new developments
New housing estate on the outskirts of a rural Dorset town. View from the sustainable urban drainage

Commission welcomes move to more sustainable drainage for new developments

The government has today (10 January 2023) announced its intention to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act in England (subject to consultation). This shift in policy will make sustainable drainage solutions the default for almost all new developments in England, and make the right to connect surface water runoff to public...

10 Jan 2023 By
Surface water flooding study: cost and impact note
Car driving through floodwater

Surface water flooding study: cost and impact note

21 Dec 2022
600,000 properties face future flooding without action to reduce urban runoff and improve drainage systems
A flooded supermarket carpark in Belvedere, Kent

600,000 properties face future flooding without action to reduce urban runoff and improve drainage systems

Stricter controls on new property developments alongside up to £12bn of investment in drainage infrastructure over the next thirty years will be necessary to stop thousands more homes and businesses from flooding due to inadequate drainage, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission. Localised floods across England last month alongside a series...

29 Nov 2022 By
Reducing the risk of surface water flooding
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Reducing the risk of surface water flooding

The final report of the study on surface water flooding concludes that stricter controls on new property developments alongside up to £12bn of investment in drainage infrastructure over the next thirty years will be necessary to stop thousands more homes and businesses from flooding due to inadequate drainage

29 Nov 2022
Surface water flooding modelling technical annex: investment analysis
Flooded car park

Surface water flooding modelling technical annex: investment analysis

29 Nov 2022
Surface water flooding social research
Flooded local street

Surface water flooding social research

29 Nov 2022
Surface water flooding
Car driving through floodwater

Surface water flooding

A study exploring how responsible bodies in England can better manage and mitigate surface water flooding.

29 Nov 2022
Surface water future risk and investment needs
Workers repairing a storm sewer

Surface water future risk and investment needs

29 Nov 2022
James Heath sets out Commission’s approach to surface water flooding
A car splashes through a flooded Farringdon Lane in central London after a day of heavy rain.

James Heath sets out Commission’s approach to surface water flooding

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, addressed a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum event today (19 April 2022) on Priorities for water management. James’ speech sets out the approach the Commission is taking to its ongoing study on surface water flooding, including exploring the role of governance, performance standards and investment...

19 Apr 2022 By
Baseline Report Annex C: Flood resilience
Picture showing a car stuck in floodwater under a bridge

Baseline Report Annex C: Flood resilience

Analysis of the country's approach to flood risk management, which informs the Baseline Report.

15 Nov 2021

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