10 things you need to know about the Environment Agency’s risk management plans

In preparation for a 4°C rise in global temperature, increased flooding and rising sea levels, the Environment Agency (EA) has set out a new approach to flood risk management, involving new standards for infrastructure, developments and communities. Here’s what you need to know.

by Rachel Salvidge
Railway workers inspect the main Exeter to Plymouth railway line that was closed due to parts of it being washed away by the sea at Dawlish on February 5, 2014 in Devon. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Railway workers inspect the main Exeter to Plymouth railway line that was closed due to parts of it being washed away by the sea at Dawlish on February 5, 2014 in Devon. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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