Reduce risks storming water

Flood, industry, risk management, climate change, stormwater, hurricanes

The US President has declared a federal disaster for the storms and floods that struck 8 counties of Iowa during late August 2016.

Storming Water costs lives and a lot of money. Last winter, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas in the USA were flooded, a survey has revealed.

In October, the US President has declared a federal disaster for storming water and floods that struck 8 countries during late August 2016

The research for the Local Government Association found that councils were still helping flood-hit homes recover.

Councils are encouraging people to check if they are at risk of flooding this year, to sign up to flood warnings and make sure their homes are prepared. Read More

Urgent: collect water in cities

climate change, storm water, asphalt, green infra, city, dehydration, water crisis

Stop asphalt and start permeable pavement in cities to manage storm waters

Climate change and impervious surfaces enlarge problems of dehydration in many cities.

A lot of cities have surfaces that almost not let rainfall through and threaten the amount of drinking water for millions. What can cities do to develop a ‘green infrastructure’? Read More