Onus on local authorities during floods

June 2008
Utility Week;6/20/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that British Environment minister Phil Woolas has announced that local authorities will be responsible for dealing with surface water floods. Under the proposed Floods and Water Bill, the burden of local action would fall on local authorities, and the Environment Agency would have a strategic overview of flood risk management throughout the country.


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