Category Archives: Urban rivers

Looking into Selly Park Flooding

In June this year intense rainfall led to localised flooding in South Birmingham in and around University of Birmingham. One area which was particularly badly hit was Pershore Rd near the Birmingham Nature Centre. This area is near to the … Continue reading

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Autumn, leaves, blocked drains and flooding

I caught myself the other day engaged in some slightly odd behaviour. I was out in the road in front of my house cleaning leaves out of the gutter. Had I finally become the crazy old man I have long … Continue reading

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The rivers of a riverless city: An ode to Birmingham

One of the often quoted facts about the city of Birmingham is that it has “more miles of canals than Venice” although as others have pointed out before, that fact somewhat misses the point. It’s somewhat disingenuous in any case … Continue reading

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What to do with lost urban rivers beneath our feet

In his second post on The River Management blog, Adam Broadhead poses the question; what should we do with the lost urban rivers beneath our feet? Continue reading

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Lost urban rivers beneath our feet

In our first guest blog, Adam Broadhead introduces the concept of lost urban rivers and explains to us why they are so important Continue reading

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