Environment Agency 'will mark products with flood standard'
23 June 2010
Products that have been tested in a new centre established earlier this year by the Environment Agency will be marked with a British quality standard.
This is according to a spokesman for the body, who explained there are items being developed to assist people in preventing water damage to their properties.
He said the facility has a "massive fake house and tank and you can install flood products and have them tested with a simulator" to ensure that they meet with standards and can perform in the conditions involved in a real situation.
Looking at what is being done to address the issue of flooding in the future, the expert stated that a view of current provision is being carried out, including spending on flood defences and assessment of management strategies in the aftermath of incidents.
Meanwhile, the Engineer recently reported figures from the Institute of Civil Engineers indicating flood management should be examined as part of challenges facing the UK's infrastructure that need to be addressed.
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