As August arrives, many of our colleagues are enjoying some much deserved time away during the summer vacation. In this summer edition of our newsletter, we bring you our top picks of the news and events from the flood and coastal erosion risk management community.
We also bring you this month's In Perspective blog which has been written by Professor Colin Thorne, Nottingham University. In this short piece Colin makes the case that in order to truly reduce flood risk, we need to harmonise the use of floodplains to provide the dual purposes of farming and flood risk management. He offers us a vision where we shift our perspectives and practices to embrace a 'time-share' philosophy, and begin to plan for flood risk management that can deliver multiple benefits - for both society and the river.