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Will ‘rain gardens’ help prevent flood? Geoff Offen comments…

Geoff Offen, Managing Director at Future Climate Info (FCI) comments on Wildlife Trusts recent article in The Telegraph about building ‘rain gardens’ to prevent floods.


“Given that the UK are under immense pressure to build more homes year on year, any improved initiatives which might lead to measures during the construction phase to improve or reduce the impact on the environment and help mitigate flood damage, particularly from surface water run-off has to be a good idea.

“A lot of emphasis is given to housing density whereas this would provide an opportunity for homebuyers to live in a more balanced environment where brownfield sites and other inhospitable sites are properly remediated and put to good use, as well as creating and providing better habitats for wildlife.

“As a business, Future Climate Info are proud supporters of driving awareness about environmental sustainability and providing the client with as much knowledge as possible when it comes to factors such as flood and air pollution. In order to make a difference for future generations, we need to act faster and be more climate savvy. With a bit more thought and effort on the aspects mentioned by Wildlife Trust, we can take positive steps towards creating much healthier, enjoyable places to work and live and potentially contribute towards fixing the housing market at the same time.”

Read the Wildlife Trust article here.

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