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Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary
22 Jul 2019

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary

Up to half a million fish each day will be sucked into Hinkley Point C nuclear power station if it is allowed to install a “giant plughole” in one of the UK’s heaviest protected marine areas, the Severn Estuary. ...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo
27 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo

The city of Colombo grew out of a group of fishing villages around a wetland. Today, these wetlands cover more than 15% of the total area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region. They protect the city from flooding and help mitigate climate change. ...

10 years on - flooding lessons unlearned
19 Jul 2017

10 years on - flooding lessons unlearned

(main photo: Dealing with floods WWT style - with floating wheelbarrows!) Blog by Peter Morris, WWT Head of CampaignsIt is 10 years since the UK’s worst floods on record. It’s a time to: Firstly reflect on the shock, hardship and bravery of t...

Why new build houses are  a flood risk to existing homes
02 Feb 2017

Why new build houses are a flood risk to existing homes

People’s homes will be at greater risk from flooding by 2020 because new homes will overwhelm existing drains, according to the biggest ever survey of building and flooding professionals. More sustainable drainage systems is the answer...

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards
05 Jul 2016

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards

A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s “Working Wetlands Garden” is designed by Jeni ...