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How your old Christmas tree can be used to regenerate dune environments

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As Christmas is rapidly approaching, many of you will be buying and decorating your Christmas trees ready for the up and coming festivities. For those of you who buy a real tree, have you thought about how and where you will dispose of it when the festive period is over? Some of you may or may not be aware of the positive impacts that your old Christmas trees can have on dune environments, including protecting against coastal flooding and erosion by helping to regenerate dunes.

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Additional Benefits of SuDS

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The installation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) allows surface water to be retained for longer and released more slowly into our water courses and sewers, helping to alleviate occurrences of surface water flooding. But there are also lots of additional benefits provided by SuDS too.

Halloween Pumpkin Recipes

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Roasted pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of protein. A single one-ounce serving of pumpkin seeds delivers 7 grams of protein to keep you feeling energized and satisfied. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, and minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium.

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Who is responsible for managing flood risk?

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Understanding flood risk and which flood risk management authorities are responsible for managing different types of flood risk is important in enabling individuals and communities to become more resilient, gain the correct flood support they need, and recover from the event in the most efficient way.

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Effects of the summer weather on flooding

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As we move into autumn we can look back on the summer of 2018 and one of the hottest summers on record in the UK. We reflect on what affect this dry summer has had on flood risk, which highlights the importance of becoming more resilient to the impacts of summer conditions on flooding.

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Does Natural Flood Management fit in the Urban Environment

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With towns and cities home to the majority of the UK’s population, demand on drainage systems has increased significantly over the years. While localised hard engineering schemes such as improvements to culverts, highway drainage and sewers have their place, upgrading these systems is both expensive and disruptive. With the number of homes at risk of flooding set to double to around 10 million in only 30 years time, it is critical that we do all that we can now to try and alleviate the demand on traditional drainage infrastructure.

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How to reduce the impact of flooding

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Read our top 5 ways to prepare for a flooding event, to protect your home or business and increase your individual and community flood resilience.

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Working with your community to increase resilience to flooding and other emergencies.

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So far in 2018, there have been significant events and weather conditions that have highlighted the importance of community resilience. The more organised a community is, the more resilient it can be to the impacts of an emergency situation. Communities can also plan for adverse events in advance and be aware of the potential impacts. Setting up community groups who work together to provide local residents with information on emergency events and how to respond, are also useful for increasing resilience, for example, information could be in the form of flood advice or a community emergency plan.

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