CIWEM Report - Floods & Dredging, A Reality Check

‘We Need a Reality Check on Dredging’ Says New National Report

Widespread dredging could make flooding in some communities worse in future - not better - according to a new report published by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and endorsed by the Blueprint for Water coalition of environmental NGOs which includes the Angling Trust.Far from advocating dredging the report suggests that solely relying on dredging can make some downstream communities more vulnerable to flooding by moving water more quickly down the river catchments.The link above can be used to downlaod a copy of the report.