The National Flood Forum Bulletin for February, sorry it’s a bit late.
New OFAS Newsletter just out.
The OFAS January 2019 newsletter is just out.
Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law, where she also serves as the Assistant Dean of Centers and Institutes and a Professor from Practice. See here for more about her: https://www.georgetownclimate.org/about-us/staff.html
In the video below she talks about preparing for and adapting to climate change. She ends with:
“The larger point I’m trying to make is this. It’s up to us to look at our homes and our communities, our vulnerabilities and our exposures to risk, and to find ways to not just survive, but to thrive, and it’s up to us to plan and to prepare and to call on our government leaders and require them to do the same, even while they address the underlying causes of climate change. There are no quick fixes. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. We’re all learning by doing. But the operative word is doing.”
As a flood plain city Oxford is very vulnerable: seven main rivers meet at Oxford, with a combined upstream catchment of about 2,500 km2. For over 10 years our Alliance has been talking to, calling on, and working with, the authorities responsible – from the Directors of the Environment Agency to local government and other bodies – to make Oxford better prepared for what climate change will bring. A good deal has already been done but more is needed; the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will enable Oxford to continue to thrive. Without it we may be, almost literally, sunk.
Good to see this positive and supportive editorial.
Note: The article says that the Scheme extends from Seacourt P&R to Sandford Lock – it does in fact extend down only as far as the Redbridge/Kennington area.
Here’s the National Flood Forum’s December 2018 bulletin
The December 2018 Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter has just been published.
Just out, the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme November newsletter.