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The Jubilee River story - Flood & Water Management Act 2010

The Flood and Water Management Bill was the result of the Summer 2007 UK flooding, the Pitt Review and the EU Flood Directive.

There was a Defra Consultation on the Draft Floods and Water Bill April-July 2009.

Due to imminent infraction the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 came into effect in December 2009.

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 came into effect April 2010.

In my opinion this new legislation (FRR 2009 and FWMA 2010) could have done more to ensure that watercourses were properly maintained - thus reducing the probability of flooding.  Somebody must have a duty to maintain the conveyance capacity of watercourses!

For further details please see Flood and Water Management Act 2010