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Wellies in the rain
BGS and the Environment Agency (EA) have worked together to produce these revised estimates of the number of properties that are in areas with a groundwater flood hazard, with the aim of providing better estimates in a similar way to those prepared for flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water.

2015-03-18


Geology globe
We have had some problems lately that have been due to teething issues with our new server. Hopefully these are now resolved. We appreciate your patience and apologise for the inconvenience. The web team.

2015-03-16


Red Kite House
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are drainage solutions that provide an alternative to the direct channelling of surface water through networks of pipes and sewers to nearby watercourses. The aims of SuDS are to reduce surface water flooding, improve water quality and enhance the amenity and biodiversity value of the environment. The observatory at Red Kite House has been established to identify how these SuDS schemes impact on groundwater.

2015-03-10


Sampling dissolved gases
Since the beginning of the national methane baseline survey in 2012, a total of 155 new groundwater methane samples have been collected and analysed from five areas. The latest of these is Cumbria and Northumberland.

2015-03-10


Dr Ash Parton and Prof Adrian Parker (lower figure) examining the alluvial fan deposits in the wadi Al Sibetah quarry, Al Ain, UAE
Research by BGS in collaboration with colleagues at Oxford Brookes University suggests that periodic changes in rainfall linked to changes in global climate, in particular shifts in the Indian Ocean monsoon, created several opportunities for humans to migrate across the interior of Arabia.

2015-03-10