flood risk

Herne Hill Flood Alleviation Scheme Shortlisted for Award

Herne Hill Flood Alleviation Scheme has been shortlisted for an award from ICE (The Institution of Civil Engineers). Described as 'an innovative approach to flood risk management', the scheme now protects over 100 homes and businesses from flooding in Dulwich and Herne Hill. 
Now is Herne Hill's opportunity to vote in the 'People's Choice Awards', in association with the London Evening Standard.
We'll have to be quick as voting closes on 1 May, 5.00 pm. The winner will be announced on 14 May.

Well worth a read: LWT's 'Living with Rainwater' booklet focuses on 'resilient' Herne Hill

A new exhibition recently covered in The Guardian argues that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development could make our cities more resilient to flooding through innovative water management. An aerial photo of a green-roofed Herne Hill Highline features as part of this (http://bit.ly/14p106K) and is also one of the more eye-catching schemes within the Lost Effra Project and developed with The Urban Wild Project http://theurbanwildproject.org/. London Wildlife Trust, which implemented the Lost Effra Project for which funding is now complete, has just released a free, new guide titled 'Living with Rainwater' which shows how Herne Hillians can reduce local flood risk while creating natural spaces of benefit to people and wildlife.

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