Sunday, April 11, 2010

Flood and Water Management Bill becomes law in UK

Gill Montia in Insurance Daily (UK): The Flood and Water Management Bill 2009-10 has received the Royal Assent. The Bill addresses the threat of flooding and of water scarcity, both of which are expected to increase with climate change. The new legislation requires the Environment Agency to create a National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, which a number of organisations will have to follow.

Leading local flood authorities are now required to create local flood risk management strategies and the Bill also introduces a more risk-based approach to reservoir management. The legislation should enable the Environment Agency and local authorities to carry out flood risk management works more easily….

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