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Our 3 point plan to reduce flooding

February 25, 2020 11:33 AM
By Oliver Walker

If all else fails we need to invest in more permanent flood defences for areas that are going to be increasingly affected by flooding or lack the proper defences already.

An additional idea for reducing flooding is to allow beavers to return to our rivers. The dams they build can slow the flow of water. The reintroduction of beavers to Belgium had a significant impact on lowering the peak flow further downstream.


Extra notes
* Flooding costs the UK economy £1.1 billion annually on average
(https://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/assets/uploads/files/publications/Rewilding%20and%20Flood%20Risk%20Management%20briefing.pdf)