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Natural Flood Management is key to reducing flood risk.

Natural Flood Management is key to reducing flood risk. The Upland Hydrology Group has recently reviewed flood risk management, water resources and the uplands and produced a briefing note aimed at a non-specialist audience. It shows that land management in the uplands has an impact on the amount and timing of runoff, with implications both […]

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Water Smart Cities

WaterSmartCities.PDF

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Sustainable Drainage Systems

Sustainable Drainage Systems LEAF and the EA – PDF

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Up-Date on DCWW’s Surface Water Management Strategy

Up-Date on DCWW’s Surface Water Management Strategy What have we done so far? Welsh Water have begun a step change in our approach to the prevention of sewer flooding and pollution. Our Strategy has set out the practical implications of surface water reduction in the sewerage system, looking at alternative forms of management and exploring […]

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Rainwater Harvesting in Wales

Rainwater harvesting in Wales – Ty Cambria case study New rain gauge increases efficiency Why use rainwater harvesting ? Harvested rainwater can be used, in place of drinking water, to flush toilets.  It also reduces pressure on combined sewers and can help prevent localised flooding and pollution when implemented at a larger scale. How efficient […]

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Environment Agency – Position Statement on Rainwater Harvesting

The Environment Agency have published a postion statement on rainwater harvesting.  This covers a range of issues including the potential reduction in mains water use, flood risk management benefits, overall sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions and the applicability of systems to different areas and uses.  It contains useful references and picks out the salient points you need […]

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SuDS and the Water Framework Directive

SUDS and the Water Framework Directive 100111

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Portland – Streets that Drink

Portland-streets that drink

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TAN 15: Development and Flood Risk

Flooding Risk Some 140,000 properties in Wales (12% of the total housing stock) are thought to be at risk from flooding by rivers or the sea. Experience of recent years suggests that the incidence of problems due to flooding may be increasing in both frequency and scale, largely due to climate change. Therefore, development in […]

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