Local authorities need to co-operate between departments and with other councils in order to combat the problems the country faces with flooding.
The European Commission's unfortunate attempts to define the dimensions of a banana were used to highlight recent surface water management studies.
Defra needs to be clearer on surface water management guidance, according to the strategy and planning manager at United Utilities.
Parts of Britain could see average temperatures rise by almost 4°C in the next 70 years, with major reductions in summer rain and increased winter precipitation.
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