Tag Archives: flooding

Natural Disasters Data For the Classroom

Here is a really useful resource for any geographers teaching about natural disasters. On the ‘Prevention Web’ web site (in the resources section) are a number of reports and data sets about natural disasters around the world. They are all … Continue reading

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Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren

There are some excellent opportunities for fieldwork or class-based studies using recent decisions made to control flooding in the Exe estuary in Devon. The Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are working together on a new beach management scheme at … Continue reading

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Floods Damage and Flood Protection on Exmoor

I took a trip to my beloved Exmoor at the weekend to check out one of my favourite spots – Tarr Steps. Nearly a week ago, Storm Angus brought some serious rain (and snow) to the moor, and the resulting … Continue reading

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Floating Topicality – Reacting To Geography In The News

One thing I really miss since retiring is last-minute planning of lessons in response to ‘geography in the news’ events – the principle of ‘floating topicality’, a term I first heard used by  Jeff Stansfield, former geography advisor for Hampshire. … Continue reading

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Using Live River Flow Data to Investigate Storm Abigail

After following the progress of Storm Abigail – our first weather system to be given a name – track across the UK this weekend, I decided to take a closer look at some of the river systems in the north … Continue reading

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