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How can the UK combat flooding?


Floods are on the increase in both severity and frequency. In the light of the terrible events in Cumbria and elsewhere in the last few days, what decisions should be made about how to protect the country? Phil Rothwell, Head of Flood Strategy at the Environment Agency, discusses the choices that need to be made if flooding is to become more frequent.

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