The River Thames and Estuary is a dynamic, working heritage site teeming with wildlife, a unique place to access nature. Unfortunately, as sea levels rise and the frequency and intensity of rainfall increase, more and more people, businesses and infrastructure will be at risk from flooding.
The Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100) Plan sets out how the Environment Agency and its partners are protecting the Thames Estuary from flooding caused by climate change. Some flood walls and embankments may already be at the required height above sea level, but others will need to be higher. Riversides will be reshaped and reimagined as many flood defences are maintained, repaired or improved. Through the TE2100 Plan’s riverside strategy approach, there are opportunities to manage flood risk through blue/green infrastructure, providing wider benefits to people and nature, increasing biodiversity and health and well-being.
Established to enable an integrated landscape planning approach along the riverside and across the river whilst recognising and preserving the distinct characteristics of the individual stretches.
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