Greater support for SuDS welcomed, but more holistic flood modelling required

02 Nov 2016

A third report on flood risk management this year has called for radical reform. Following the National Flood Resilience Review and Climate Change Committee report, the recommendations include replacing the Environment Agency, after criticism by the committee on how it has handled recent flooding. It wants to replace the agency with a new floods commissioner, regional flooding and coastal boards, and a rivers and coastal authority.

While disbanding the EA is unlikely and probably unpalatable at an uncertain time with Brexit, there is much to commend in the report, and by following its recommendations the government could satisfy the cross-party Commons committee with some quic...

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