ABI launches Buildings Blueprint to reduce flood and fire risk

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01 December 2017 12:25:14 WN.com - Europe News

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging Government to take steps to reduce threats to property as it goes ahead with Budget plans to build 300,000 homes a year by the mid 2020s. Insurers pay out almost £13 million every day for homes and businesses which have suffered damage and loss, but... Full article on ABI launches Buildings Blueprint to reduce flood and fire risk

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Flood risk reduced and wildlife brimming over on the Ribble

1.0002503 21 September 2017 11:17:14 WN.com - Europe News

A new scheme that will improve flood protection, boost wildlife habitats and create 160 hectares of new saltmarsh, was opened today (Thursday 21st September). The new reserve not only creates new saltmarsh habitat but strengthens sea defences. The £6 million scheme at Hesketh, in Lancashire, is a partnership project between the RSPB, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The RSPB's Hesketh Out Marsh Reserve and Natural England's Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve () are a real world demonstration of the newly-launched joint strategy for NNRs. The Environment Agency has breached the banks at...

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Flood Risk Management Strategy launched

0.9595537 05 May 2017 09:24:57 WN.com - Asia News

Infrastructure NSW launched Resilient Valley, Resilient Communities - the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Risk Management Strategy on Friday, 3 May 2017 at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor. The Flood Strategy is a comprehensive long term framework for the NSW Government, Councils, businesses and the community to work together to reduce and manage the flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary...

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Feds to Use Fires to Reduce Wildfire Risks in Washington

0.9574848 22 April 2017 18:35:36 WN.com - World News

To keep forest healthier and reduce the tinder that can help fuel wildfires, federal officials are planning controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state forests. ......

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Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk

0.9574848 03 April 2017 22:10:54 WN.com - World News

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees. But it's not a typical commercial logging operation. The Nature Conservancy is selectively logging dry forests in Washington's Central Cascades as part of a long-term plan to make thousands of privately owned forestland more resilient to fire, disease and climate change. A century of wildfire suppression has resulted in overgrown trees that are ripe for fire, so the group is weeding out smaller trees that can serve as kindling for larger fires. They're leaving bigger, older and more fire-resistant ponderosa...

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Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk

0.9574848 03 April 2017 20:40:19 WN.com - World News

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) - To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees. But it's not a typical commercial logging operation. The Nature Conservancy is selectively logging dry forests in Washington's Central Cascades as part of a long-term plan to ... ......

Vice All News Time03 April 2017 20:40:19


£32million to reduce flood risk to over 2,000 homes

0.9574848 09 March 2017 02:12:46 WN.com - Europe News

The funding, which is allocated for 2017-18, is the largest capital budget for flood risk management in recent years and demonstrates the priority the Welsh Government places on supporting communities. Later today, the Cabinet Secretary will update the National Learning to Live with Flooding in Wales conference on the Welsh Government's work to support those living at risk of flooding. During her speech the...

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Reduce your fire risk (Boroondara City Council)

0.9574848 09 November 2016 07:31:20 WN.com - Asia News

(Source: Boroondara City Council) Wednesday, 09 November, 2016 Notice long grass, firewood, cuttings, dry branches and rubbish pilling up around your house? They are a potential fire hazard and should be removed immediately. The risk of fires starting and...

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Fewer than 1 in 3 investigate flood risk before buying a home (ABI - Association of British Insurers)

0.9574848 29 September 2016 10:33:52 WN.com - Europe News

(Source: ABI - Association of British Insurers) Fewer than one in three people researched the flood risk of the property before buying their current home, new figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal today. A survey conducted for the ABI found homebuyers were more likely to have looked into the ease of parking in the area (33%) than checked whether their house could be at risk from flooding (28%). With one in six homes in England and Wales estimated to be at risk of flooding from either rivers and sea or surface water, the ABI is...

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Reducing Flood Risk in Dungog (Dungog Shire Council)

0.9574848 06 July 2016 06:56:10 WN.com - Asia News

(Source: Dungog Shire Council) Dungog Shire Council has engaged Engineering Consultants Royal HaskoningDHV to prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Dungog Township. The Study and Plan will assess flood risk within Dungog to both life and property...

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M55 work to reduce flood risk (Highways England)

0.92101 08 June 2016 18:53:41 WN.com - Europe News

(Source: Highways England) Drivers are to get safer and more reliable journeys from a £125,000 Highways England project to repair drainage along the M55 near Blackpool in Lancashire. Lane 1 of the eastbound carriageway will be closed until the end of June...

Vice All News Time08 June 2016 18:53:41