Flood prevention and managing the risk of flooding

Reducing our flood risk along the River Thames

The River Thames scheme

The River Thames scheme explains how the Environment Agency plans to reduce flood risk between Datchet and Teddington. This is the largest area of undefended floodplain in England.

What's happening? 

The Environment Agency and local council partners have been working with community groups in this area for many years to improve resilience to flooding.

The River Thames scheme will:
  • reduce flood risk to the 15,000 properties currently at risk between Datchet and Teddington
  • construct a flood channel in three sections
  • property level products to make homes more resistant to flooding
  • major and local flood plans
  • provide other benefits to this area

The Environment Agency is working with seven local councils to deliver this long term programme.

More detailed information and project maps are available on the Environment Agency's website.

Find out more at a drop-in event

Why not join our drop in event where residents and businesses can discuss the issues and help shape the River Thames scheme. 

  • Date: Tuesday 8 September
  • Time: 4pm to 8pm
  • Venue: The YMCA, Hawker Centre, Richmond Rd, Kingston, KT2 5B