Property-level flood protection standards needed ‘urgently’

A lack of industry standards is hampering take-up of property-level flood protection measures at a time of rising flood risk, according to CIWEM

Lack of standards could be hampering uptake. Photograph: Ian Allenden/123RFIndustry standards are needed to encourage take-up of property level flood protection, according to the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

CIWEM is calling for property-level protection to be adopted by agencies responsible for flood protection, as well as householders, and argues that a lack of standards is hampering take-up.

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