A Northern Ireland council has become the region’s first to look at ways of mitigating the effects of climate change. It is being run by Derry City and Strabane Council, which saw serious flooding in the summer of 2017. One hundred people had to be rescued in the north west as two thirds of August’s rainfall came down in nine hours. Bridges crumbled, cars were washed away and homes and businesses destroyed. Now experts from London, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are gathering to offer advice on how to cope with future events. The conference will examine the council’s emergency planning to see how it might be improved. But it will also look at use of public spaces to mitigate the effects of flooding and other climate change conditions.
BBC 12th March 2019 read more »