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Environment | Flood control | Waterway News

Ownership of reservoir that feeds Birmingham Canal Network changes

The ownership of the reservoir that provides British Waterways with essential water to maintain levels in the Birmingham Canal Network, and beyond has been transferred.

The ownership of Chasewater Country Park and reservoir has transferred to Staffordshire County Council in a strategic move set to secure and strengthen the long-term future of this key regional . . . → Read More: Ownership of reservoir that feeds Birmingham Canal Network changes

Flood control | Waterway Communities

Flood Control projects may be devolved to local authorities

DEFRA launched a public consultation on 24 November seeking views on how capital funding should be allocated to individual projects in the future. Subject to final decisions in the spring, the new approach could apply to all projects seeking funds to begin construction from April 2012 onwards.

The proposed approach would mark a departure from . . . → Read More: Flood Control projects may be devolved to local authorities

Flood control | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Communities encouraged to play greater role in Flood Control

24 November 2010

Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Natural Environment and Fisheries), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative) made the following statement to Parliament:

DEFRA and the Environment Agency are today publishing a consultation for a national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England. This is a key step in . . . → Read More: Communities encouraged to play greater role in Flood Control