News for: Natural Flood Management

ADA chair: lack of SuDS strategy a threat to flood risk management

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The government’s lack of a long-term strategy on SuDS is one of the three main threats to effective water level and flood risk management, according to the chairman of the ADA.

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Speaking at the ADA’s 80th annual conference in London, the out-going chairman Henry Cator listed three main threats: over-regulation, lack of investment and the government’s lack of a strategy for future planning of SuDS.

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.

Buffering the bumps – the benefits of riparian zones in floods (Australia)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This is an article from Rivers of Carbon in Australia: "Water is not the enemy, it is water velocity (speed) that causes the damage.  Australian rivers are meant to be rough and bumpy and riparian vegetation can provide protection from flood impacts along with individual and cumulative benefits to landholders up and down stream."

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