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Outputs from ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the UK’ now available

On Tuesday, 8 November, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) held the latest in our series of 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum discussion meetings, on ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood Risk Management in the UK‘. An audience of 100 professionals from a range of different sectors, from business and industry to academia, central and local government to Non-Governmental Organisations, convened at the

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‘Be aware, prepare and take practical actions’: dealing with risks from flooding

A new guide produced by the Know Your Flood Risk campaign and co-authored by one of the speakers at the RGS-IBG’s forthcoming Policy Forum on flood risk management, encourages home owners to do more to protect themselves and their properties from flooding. The ‘Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience‘ aims to ’empower people to be aware, prepare and take practical precautions

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‘Radical alternative’ proposed to tackle UK flood risk

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Parliamentary Select Committee has today (2 November) released a report into flood risk management in the UK that the committee’s chair, Neil Parish MP, describes as ‘radical’ in its proposals. Setting out their view that the current systems of flood risk management (FRM) in this country are unfit for purpose, the Committee call for

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Keeping Floods at Bay: Property Level Protection

Cookers at eye-level, water-resistant floor tiles, waterproof brickwork and water pumps: these are all measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding, and to allow them to continue their lives as normal after a flood event. Yet it is not yet standard practice in flood-affected areas to install such ‘Property Level Resilience’

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Rescaling the UK’s Energy System: 29 November

Rescaling the UK’s energy system Tuesday 29 November Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR This event is delivered in partnership with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)     The UK Government’s overriding priorities with regards to energy policy are to deliver secure, reliable, clean, affordable energy. Delivering on these priorities presents policy-makers in Government with a ‘trilemma’: how

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Nexus thinking

‘Nexus thinking‘- focusing on the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between systems, and treating challenges as interconnected rather than separate, is the focus of this year’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference on 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016 bringing together over 1600 geographers from around the world. The theme was chosen by Professor of Human Geography and conference

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Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research

On 23 June, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. With voter turnout exceeding 70 per cent, a majority (52 per cent) elected to leave as opposed to 48 per cent who voted to remain. We’ve brought together commentary informed by geographers and the latest geographical research. Cartogram Special – Brexit, Geographical magazine, 29 June 2016 Dr Benjamin

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What London renters want

A recent national survey of more than 1000 tenants across Britain, (Endsleigh Insurance, June 2016) found that the top priorities for renters in London were: Realistic rent prices (71%) Wifi and broadband pre-installed (37%) A professional cleaner used before moving in (29%) David Hadden, Head of property at Endsleigh Insurance said “Tenants are showing more authority than they previously did,

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How is Britain changing?

Be inspired with videos, facts, features and further reading on how Britain is changing. Browse our resources to explore questions including: A changing place in the EU Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research A changing population How is Britain changing ethnically and culturally? How is Britain’s class system changing? How can Britain adapt to an ageing population?

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