Think national, act local when it comes to flood prevention

April 2009
Utility Week;4/24/2009, p3
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The article reports on a draft bill proposed in Great Britain that will give local authorities responsibility to coordinate local flood management plans within a national strategy set by the Environment Agency. The agency has admitted the lack of sustainability of building higher defences to prevent flood as well as the necessity to let some places in the countryflood more frequently. Some of the proposals in the bill are cited, including placing a duty on water firms to undertake flood risk management functions based on local and national strategies.


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