News for: NFM

Irwell Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management Group

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

During 2016 Natural England applied for an additional round of funds, through the DEFRA Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, to promote natural flood management among groups of farmers in areas hit by floods in late 2015. A bespoke, flood focused, scheme was subsequently launched in December 2016. In North West England funds were awarded to four projects, including an application in the upper River Irwell catchment led by Groundwork MSSTT in its role as host for the Irwell Catchment Partnership.

PhD Opportunity - Reducing Flood Peaks with Trees

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reducing Flood Peaks with Trees and Other Nature-Based Methods Across the English Catchment with the Largest Recorded Flood Discharge

The aim of the project is to deliver scientific evidence of the benefits of trees and other measures of 'natural flood management' to flood peak reductions for Lancaster city through a combination of innovative field measurements and a range of modelling techniques.

NFM Projects Announced that are to Receive the £15m Defra Funding

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Schemes announced to receive £15m of natural flood management funding

Environment minister Thérése Coffey has announced details of projects which have been allocated funding for natural flood defences. As part of a drive to roll out innovative techniques to reduce flood risk. 34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1m government funded competition, the first of its kind, enabling them to realise plans to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, meanders, channels, and trees to store, drain or slow flood water.

New Study Shows that Natural Flood Management Could Reduce Flooding

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A new modelling study, commissioned by The Rivers Trust, shows that extensive and appropriately located Natural Flood Management (NFM) could make a significant difference to flood flows which would compliment traditional engineering measures.

The Rivers Trust has been working with JBA Consulting, Lancaster University and United Utilities to investigate how extensive NFM in large recently flooded catchments could have reduced flood flows in extreme storms, such as Storm Desmond in December 2015, which caused an estimated  £500million of damage.

Natural flood management video by Stroud District Council

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Stroud District Council have produced a new film to describe the technical principles of Natural Flood Management on small streams and their catchments. The film looks at the different techniques and methods they have used and how to build a variety of NFM structures in the landscape. The video describe principles, methods, design and how to maximise multiple benefits for biodiversity and water quality. 

Click the link below to view the video.

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