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12 September, 2018 - 09:00 to 13 September, 2018 - 17:30

British Hydrological Society National Symposium

The British Hydrological Society welcomes abstract submissions for presentation at its 13th National Symposium. The theme of the symposium this year is "Hydrology: Advances in theory and practice". Abstracts are welcomed for oral and poster...
14 May 2018

Survey on Natural Flood Management design guidance

The Environment Agency, CIRIA and other partners are hoping to develop technical guidance on specific Natural Flood Management measures. To begin with they have created a short scoping survey. This is your opportunity to contribute to this survey...
28 Mar 2018

UN Nature Based Solutions for water report launched

The UN 2018 World Water Development Report (WWDR), Nature Based Solutions for water was launched via a presentation at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil on 19th March 2018. This report demonstrates how "green" Nature Based Solutions can be used...
06 Mar 2018

New book on Multifunctional Wetlands released by United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health

A new book on multifunctional wetlands has been produced by UNU-INWEH. The book aims to put wetlands at the heart of the Nature Based Solutions approach. The book is designed to aid planners and ecosystem managers on the value of creating and...
06 Mar 2018

Multiple benefits of NFM highlighted in summary poster

A short summary poster has been produced by Esther Morrissey highlighting the multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management. The poster focuses on multiple benefits such as biodiversity and conservation, improving water quality, habitat creation and...
06 Mar 2018

A practical guide for farmers produced by Yorkshire Dales National Park

A new guidance document has been produced by the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The guide called "Natural Flood Management Measures - a practical guide for farmers" has been produced to help farmers understand better how NFM works in the farmed...
18 Dec 2017

Film released on Natural Flood Management

A new film is being previewed online which gives an extensive overview of the role of Natural Flood Management. The film, directed by Andy Clark, covers topics such as the evidence, the role of communities and the role of landmanagers in working...
06 Mar 2018

Foundation for common land release position statement on Natural Flood Management

The foundation for common land has released a position statement on the use of Natural Flood Management. The statement looks at the potential benefits and limations of NFM focusing on six topic areas. These are 1) the range of interventions...
18 Dec 2017

Soils and Natural Flood Management: New report by Catchment Based Approach

A manual has been released on soil management with respect to Natural Flood Management, specifically for soils in the Devon and Cornwall region (however, findings have wider applicability). The document, authored by Richard Smith from the...
18 Dec 2017

Natural Flood Management handbook available from SEPA

In 2016 a Natural Flood Management Handbook was published by SEPA. This comprehensive document provides an overview to Natural Flood Management. Lead author, Heather Forbes, Senior Policy Officer in SEPA’s Flood Risk Management team, said: “Flooding...
18 Dec 2017

Working with Natural Processes Evidence Directory launched

The Environment Agency for England and Wales recently published various outputs from the Working with Natural Processes (WWNP) project. The project looked at mechanisms to reduce flood hazards by using natural techniques in catchments and coasts...