Road closed due to heavy flooding© Geoffrey Swaine/Rex/Shutterstock
The role of agriculture in flood risk mitigation has been largely overlooked in the government’s national flood resilience review, prompting criticism from farm leaders. Defra’s flood defence review was announced in January after devastating floods caused huge damage across northern England last December. The 145-page report (pdf) published on Thursday (8 September), says that winter rainfall could be 20-30% higher over the next 10 years. It warns that the risk of extreme flooding is increasing due to climate change. See […]
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