Environment Agency flood defences now talk back

Environment Agency flood defences now talk back

28 July 2022

Text message conversations can be struck up with flood defences and other assets by scanning QR codes. The QR code is mounted on them or nearby in 4 locations, with a fifth to be added later this year.

Liz Taylor, flood resilience engagement advisor, said:

"Finding new and interesting ways to engage people is key. And using Hello Lamp Post technology will help make us more relevant to a newer audience who prefer texting.

But the advice being shared through our growing network is relevant to everyone. How to stay safe in a flood. How defences work. And ways to start making lifestyle changes to cut down on plastic waste from our in-house team of experts.

We also hope to add advice on saving water from South West Water in the future. If you see one of QR codes during the school holiday, try it."

Interactive objects can be found at:


  • Bude where signs give information about the flood risk in the area and the changing coast line, as well as a fun plastics quiz;
  • Dartmoor which has signs in Buckfastleigh and on Dartmoor so people can find out more about how working with natural processes on the moor can reduce the impact of flooding on communities;
  • Exmouth where people can learn more about the recently completed tidal defence scheme and plastic pollution;
  • Truro which is a terrific location to learn what the tidal gate does and how to prepare for a flood.

Click here to read the full article on gov.co.uk

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