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News UK: Defra invests 1.5m in new flood risk strategies

Growing trees and crops on salt flood plains will be among the alternative flood strategies investigated in a 1.5m Pounds Sterling Defra-funded study, aiming at delivering innovation in flood management and coastal erosion. Six pilot projects will investigate the potential for trees to cut flood risk, recruiting the help of farmers and landowners to prevent coastal erosion, designing sustainable communities in floodplain areas and engaging local communities in the process of flood risk prevention.

Contact information Goska Romanowicz (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information Edie News Centre
Keyword(s) flood strategies, flood risk prevention
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
News date 15/01/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH