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Utilities not consumers will pick up bill for defence works, says former flood strategy MP Oliver Letwin
Peter Bonfield review will say insurers must work with construction and government to prepare for floods
Water Matters Features
As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions
Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste
This week’s products include an indoor terrazzo fountain designed for an Italian restaurant in London, and Westminster City council installs a shower pump in an apartment block designed for the elderly and less able
Water Matters Video
New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development
Water and wild weather might have dropped out of UK headlines but they’ll be back
How can we build new homes without increasing the flood risk of existing communities further downstream?
With outdated policy, procurement and funding models, flood defences are a key area of infrastructure weakness. So far none of the solutions the government has offered has worked - largely because its whole approach needs radical reform
December’s devestating floods and storms show the need to put the way we design and build our homes back on the agenda
It’s time to think differently on how we protect people and property from flooding.
The victims of the 2015 Cumbria floods should not be abandoned to their fates, particularly when there is a growing body of evidence that we are all culpable