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Upstream Management Explained

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Upstream management otherwise known as slow the flow is a collective term for techniques used to manage flood risk and includes flood storage solutions as well as agricultural land management and natural flood management (NFM). Upstream management is the alteration, restoration or use of landscape features to reduce flood risk.

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Who's responsible for flood water?

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Different types of flooding are the responsibility of different individuals and agencies. It is important to understand the correct people to report flooding to in your area to ensure flood events are dealt with as efficiently as possible.

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Types of flooding

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River flooding, is the most well known type of flooding, however, are you familiar with others types of flooding? Flooding can affect communities in different ways so it is important to be aware of the nature and the source of different types of flooding. See our Infographic for more information.

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Reasons not to play in floodwater

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Although playing in water may be fun, there are many reasons why not to play in floodwater. Floodwater can be hazardous to health, pose various risks and is extremely dangerous when moving especially for children. Take a look at our Infographic for more information...

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Flooding advice for children

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With more than 5 million properties at risk of flooding in the UK, flooding is listed as one of the most serious ‘natural’ hazards on the National Risk Register. Although children are often described as ‘resilient’ and are seen to be able to ‘bounce back’, not involving children and young people throughout the planning and preparation process could leave them vulnerable during such situations. Newground’s ‘Don’t be scared, be prepared’ pack has simple yet vital flooding information which is fun and easy to follow.

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Integrated flood risk management explained

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As natural flood management, SuDS, flood resilience and property level protection become popular talking points, this blog looks at how a integrated and catchment based approach to flood risk management brings all these techniques together to reduce flood risk and increase resilience.

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Sump & pump systems: what you need to know

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Sump & pump systems can be a vital form of property level protection, especially if your property is prone to basement and groundwater flooding. They can protect your property from flooding, water damage and expensive repairs. Take a look at our infographic for more information...

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Business flood plans: what to include

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An ABI study found that 80% of businesses that do not have an emergency plan in place do not recover from a major incident such as a flood. If your business is in a flood risk area you should have flood plan in place, this fact sheet helps you to put a plan together so you and your business are more prepared.

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