This role is fundamental in providing specialist flood risk responses to planning consultations, ensuring the principles within Welsh Government's Technical Advice Note 15 (Development & Flood Risk) are applied to new developments, reducing the damage floods can do and helping to implement more flood resilient design.
News for: Wales
Commercial forestry could help Wales meet its woodland goals.
The Welsh government should work with commercial logging interests to help it plant enough trees to meet its woodland strategy, according to a committee of the National Assembly for Wales.
It would help ameliorate the effects of climate change and makes Wales self sufficient in timber production.
Pressures on water resources in Wales and how companies are addressing these
A strategic approach to delivering more ambitious water efficiency is needed to help ensure enough water for people, the economy and the environment, now and in the future.
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) may become mandatory for all large new developments in Wales.
The Welsh government launched a consultation on its proposals, which apply to all developments that cover an area of 100 square metres or more, on 22nd May.
The Welsh government is to invest £32m in capital funding to reduce flood risk to more than 2000 homes and businesses across Wales.
The funding, allocated for 2017-18, is the country's largest capital budget for flood risk management in recent years.
From the BBC: "Efforts to save the native white-clawed crayfish from extinction in Wales are showing "encouraging" results. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said an innovative project has seen approximately 4,000 of the threatened crustaceans reared and released here since 2009. The focus is on the River Wye and its tributaries, the last remaining native crayfish stronghold in Wales. Some fear the species could die out completely by 2030. Crayfish are considered a key indicator of the health of our rivers.
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