Letting rivers run wild could reduce UK flooding – new research

Efforts to engineer Britain's rivers over the past 75 years have only made flooding worse.

George Heritage, Honorary Research Fellow in Hydromorphology, University of Salford • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: flooding rivers flood-defences cumbria-floods

As sea levels rise, are we ready to live behind giant walls?

A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.

Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise flooding flood-defences

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