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Environment Agency launches flooding roadmap as it warns of “inevitable impacts of a rising sea level”

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A flood warning sign, on a closed country road next to water logged fields in the Avon Valley, Hampshire, England. Flooded after an extreme amount of rainfall at the start of 2014

Actions include producing a new national assessment of flood risk, an updated national coastal erosion risk map and new long term investment scenarios, to better inform future investment decisions.

Six-year programme of flood protection work exceeds targets after £2.6 billion investment

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There has been widespread positive regional coverage of our publication of the assessment of the 2015-2021 flood and coastal defence capital investment programme – revealing how this £2.6 billion six-year programme of work exceeded its original targets by 14,000 with …