Flooding and flood risk management


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We are one of 25 areas that were successful in winning funding from the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme.

ResilienTogether is a Defra initiative in the Pix Brook catchment. Its aim is to better monitor, respond and adapt to changing flood risks over the next six years.


The project will manage flood risk using information technology in the Pix Brook catchment, encompassing parts of Arlesey, Stotfold, and Letchworth Garden City in neighbouring Hertfordshire.

It is hoped the data from the new flow and water quality monitoring stations will help to improve understanding and messaging to communities about how and when flooding is likely to occur. We also hope it will allow us to target interventions that will work to reduce flood risk to people and property and explore opportunities to manage land use practices and retrofit sustainable urban drainage systems to address water quality issues, and support habitats while mitigating the flood risk.

If you would like more information on the project, email: resilientogether.project@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk 

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The ResilienTogether project is made up of different organisations, including Hertfordshire County Council, The University of Exeter, Bedford Group of Draining Boards, Environment Agency, Anglian Water, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, Friends of Norton Common, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Affinity Water and North Herts Council.

A dedicated website for the project is currently being developed.

This project is funded by Defra as part of the £150 million Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme which is managed by the Environment Agency to develop and test new approaches to resilience tailored to local communities.

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