It’s good to see some enlightened views being expressed in the national media about the causes of flooding and how to manage catchments to reduce the risk and impact of flooding:

This is from the BBC: 

Back-to-nature flood schemes need government leadership: http://​www​.bbc​.co​.uk/​n​e​w​s​/​u​k​-​p​o​l​i​t​i​c​s​-​2​5​7​52320

And this link is from the Guardian. You may not agree with George Monbiot’s politics, but this is a very well researched article with a good summay of the issues:

Also from the Guardian: 

Flood defenders go back to nature to keep vulnerable homes dry: http://​www​.the​guardian​.com/​e​n​v​i​r​o​n​m​e​n​t​/​2​0​1​4​/​j​a​n​/​1​0​/​f​l​o​o​d​-​d​e​f​e​n​c​e​-​n​a​t​u​r​e​-​e​x​p​e​r​i​ments