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- 1. Solving the mystery of Shetland's tsunami sands
Shetland's wild, rugged landscape has long fascinated scientists, but for one British Geological Survey marine geologist, it's the seabed around the islands that have ignited his interest.
- 2. Keeping back the floods resources available
Want to get to know your fluvial from your pluvial? Use our posters and postcards to get up to date with what causes flooding and what's being done to reduce its impact.
- 3. Flash Flood! - Environmental science in virtual reality
If you came to last October's Into the blue science showcase in Manchester you may have been offered the chance to immerse yourself in a dangerous virtual river valley, with the game Flash Flood!
- 4. Managing flooding by working with nature
The government announced £15 million for natural flood management initiatives, we went to find out more about what they are and what they can do.
- 5. Is climate change causing more UK floods?
Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.
- 6. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet
Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.
- 7. Equipping the UK to cope with coastal erosion
Frequently linked to an increased threat from flooding, coastal erosion was widespread in the 20th century. We explain how the iCOASST project is helping to reveal what the next hundred years could hold.
- 8. A century of UK coastal flooding
Ivan Haigh and Elizabeth Bradshaw describe SurgeWatch, a new database of coastal floods that's set to revolutionise our understanding of how and why these destructive events happen - and of how to limit the damage.
- 9. Changing channels
Scientists agree: flood damages will increase dramatically across Europe over the coming decades. And as extreme rainfall events happen again and again, some places will be hit harder than others. So why is it that some areas are becoming more prone to flooding, and others not? Louise Slater explains.
- 10. Shutting the flood gates
In 1953, more than 300 people died in the UK alone when heavy storms swept a high spring tide over sea defences and across coastal towns in north-east England and Scotland. Today floods still make headlines but our ability to limit their effects has come a long way. Adele Walker explains why.
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