Drainage

A more holistic approach to tackling flood risk

21/11/2019

The only way to mitigate against flooding effectively is to understand how the whole, complex system works – not by making rules one development at a time, as Nick Fraser explains.

A thirst for water management

09/08/2018

Neill Robinson-Welsh explains how ‘smart’ non-potable water technology can simultaneously help mitigate flood and water stress.

UK’s first ‘drainspotter’ leaves gnomes as calling cards

19/10/2016

A Cornwall resident has photographed thousands of blocked drains in an attempt to prompt councillors into taking urgent action to unblock them.

Misconceptions over water maintenance funding need ‘debunking’, says association

05/08/2016

Clearer guidance needed on how to separate special water level management levy from councils’ annual budgets, drainage association says.

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Creating net-zero public engagement

Local Climate Engagement is a project to support local authorities or partnerships to plan, commission and deliver high quality public engagement in how best to reduce carbon emissions. Sarah Allan explains.
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There's a whiff of purpose once more on devolution

Devolution should rock the status quo and create a new culture of governance which pushes everyone who currently holds decision-making power out of their comfort zones, says deputy chief executive of New Local Jessica Studdert.
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