Today I attended a NERC webinar on developing low-cost monitoring to evaluate Natural Flood Management (NFM). Marc Mulligan from Kings College London talked about how each NFM technique is different and will vary in design and scale. It’s important to consider geographical context, therefore Mark’s approach aims to monitor a wide range of interventions extensively rather than a single site intensively.
Blog Posts for: Natural Flood Management
Louise Hartley, Senior Programme Manager at Earthwater Europe opened up the webinar today. She set the scene, stating how in the UK, heavy rainfall represents about one third of all flood risk. There are challenges in urban areas with impermeable surface areas such as tarmac and paved areas. Plus, climate change risk is likely to provide more frequent and intense extreme rainfall events, alongside population growth pressures.
On the first Wednesday of July we ran the first of four RRC Members Site Visits for 2016, to explore the Defra Multi-Objective Flood Management Demonstration Project: "From Source to Sea: the Holnicote Experience". This project was announced in April as one of four 2016 UK River Prize finalists.
Natural Flood Risk Management Workshop, Belford 21st April 2015
(in conjunction with Arup and Newcastle University)