A British Standard for the whole world

Flood protection products such as door barriers, flood doors and mobile flood barriers can be a significant investment, but with enormous benefits. The trouble has been that no full national standards have existed anywhere in the world, and so confidence in products has been under question.Now, a fully-fledged national standard (BS851188) is finally available; published in the UK but designed to give full confidence to buyers and specifiers all around the world.

Flood Protection – Time for FloodRe to Step Up!

Aquobex and HR Wallingford call on UK stakeholders to come together around development of a state of the art facility for flood resilience.

Steve Hodgson of the PCA calls on FloodRe to ‘Step Up’ and play its role

When is a flood door not a flood door?

Ensure you read this before buying a flood door. Aquobex detail the need for industry standards for residential flood doors as published in PBC Today

Climate change will push major European cities to cope with natural disasters

Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. The study, by Newcastle University, analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for every European city using all climate models. Looking at the impact by the year 2050-2100, the team produced results for three possible outcomes – low, medium and high-impact scenarios

Environment Agency warns about increasing risk of flooding

Environment Agency warns that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent due to climate changing. Risk of flooding is more serious than ever and proper action has to be taken under consideration to protect our properties. Environment Agency has launched Flood Action Campaign to encourage people to check their flood risk.

Speaking Truth to Power

” The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has now entered the history books as the seventh most intense on record—17 named storms and 10 hurricanes (six of them major, including two Category 5 storms and three Category 4 storms that made landfall in the United States).” – says Natural Hazard Centre.

Surface Water Management

Read more about the work the government is doing to consider the long term arrangements for Surface Water Wanagement and 5 important action areas that the work is focused on.