A river runs through it – riparian rights and responsibilities

Here, our guest writer, Craig Burman* provides an interesting insight into the importance of being aware of riparian rights and responsibilities. The little beck which meanders across the bottom of the back garden before disappearing to who knows where is often referred to on sale particulars as a charming and desirable feature. Something to appeal...

Riders on the storm: Flood forecasting and what can be done

After the wettest February on record, storm Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have caused further damage, flooding and devastation across the UK, this winter. The flooding has already caused widespread travel chaos, left over 3000 homes flooded, forcing thousands more to evacuate, and sadly costing the lives of 5 people. On the 17th of February, there...

Christmas flooding and its effect on Groundwater

The Friday before Christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year as hundreds of thousands of people frantically try and return home with bags full of presents and minds full of Christmas cheer. However, this festive season, this annual migration was disrupted because of excessive flooding which hit Sussex and the South...

Climate change is pouring down

As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the frequency and severity of flood events in the United Kingdom are due to increase. In the first two weeks of November 2019, the UK received a huge deluge of rain, which resulted in widespread river and surface water flooding. Subsequently, the Environment Agency (EA) issued...

Groundsure appoints Ambiental Risk Analytics as a new flood data partner

Groundsure has appointed Ambiental Risk Analytics as a preferred flood risk data provider for a selection of its reports. As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the importance of accurate risk reporting continues to grow. Ambiental Risk Analytics is already a global leader in this field, recognised as a trusted provider of highly...