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7 July, 2020 - 12:00 to 9 July, 2020 - 18:00

NBS Digital Dialogues - virtual event

The Nature-Based Solutions Initiative will be hosting a virtual event called "Nature Based Solutions Digital Dialogues". The event will run online from 7-9th July and will be a mix of six 90 minute sessions covering a wide range of topics. For more...
01 Jun 2020

Floodplains report published by European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency have recently publised a report on the importance of floodplains (report title: "Floodplains: a natural system to preserve and restore" ). The report highlights the importance of natural and restored floodplains for...
31 Jan 2020

PhD research - call for information/experience on leaky dams

PhD research - call for information, details and experience on leaky dam networks Dear NFM Network Scotland, I have a query about your experience of the resilience of leaky dam structures. I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds, studying the...
12 Nov 2019

Paper highlights the potential of runoff attenuation features as a NFM approach

An open access paper on "The potential of runoff attenuation features as a Natural Flood Management approach" has been published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management. The study utilised data from the Belford Burn catchment in N.E. England, and in...
12 Nov 2019

Communities at risk of flooding and their attitudes towards NFM report published

A report has been published today by Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters on "Communities at risk of flooding and their attitudes towards natural flood management". The project team at the James Hutton Institute explored factors that affect...
11 Nov 2019

Delivering Nature-Based Solutions workshop report published

A co-organised event in Edinburgh (May 2019) brought together international experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for delivering Nature-Based Solutions. The goal of the event was to facilitate the knowledge exchange and share best...
11 Nov 2019

Review paper: Representing natural and artificial in‐channel large wood in numerical hydraulic and hydrological models

Adding large wood or leaky barriers to rivers is often promoted as a viable NFM technique but there is a lack of clear understanding on how best to represent them in computer models. The open access paper "Representing natural and artificial in‐...
22 Oct 2019

Call for Projects for Engineering With Nature®: An Atlas – Volume 2

The US Army Corps of Engineers are working on the second edition of their Engineering with Nature Atlas. A call for world-wide case studies is now open. The second edition is due to be published in autumn 2020 with final selection for projects in...
04 Oct 2019

Nature-Based Solutions Handbook published by ThinkNature

A handbook on Nature-Based Solutions has been published by "ThinkNature" ( https://platform.think-nature.eu/ ). The handbook was developed as part of the ThinkNature project which recieved funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and...
04 Oct 2019

New book launched: "Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land"

An open access book has recently been published addressing the issue of Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land. It is published by Springer and was edited by Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavíková and Simon McCarthy. The authors highlight that...
02 May 2019

Natural Flood Management - A Farmer's Guide published by SRUC

A practical handbook for farmers has recently been published by SRUC. The handbook is called "Natural Flood Management: A Farmer's Guide" and is available from the link below. The guide aims to give advice on NFM to landowners and farmers in...