Natural Flood Risk Management: Does it work?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 17:00
Lancaster University

Recent years have seen the introduction of a range of landscape interventions to help mitigate the level of flood risk upstream of flood-affected communities by emulating natural phenomena – so called Natural Flood Management (NFM). The strength of evidence for the effectiveness of each type of intervention or group of interventions in the landscape often remains incomplete or debated. With this meeting the British Hydrological Society seeks to present some key findings from the previous and ongoing science, and highlight where further research is needed. We encourage participation by researchers, including early career scientists, and those interested in which types of NFM intervention may be most effective at their localities given the uncertainties and risks. We encourage open de bate and informal discussions throughout.