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24 Jan 2023

Paper published reviewing temporary storage areas in headwaters

A focus review paper on mitigating floods and attenuating surface runoff with temporary storage areas (TSAs) in headwaters has been published in the journal WIRES (Wiley Interdiciplinary Reviews) Waters. TSAs represent a category of soft-engineered...
19 Jan 2023

Environment Agency produces Natural Flood Management Programme evaluation report

A report has been produced by the Environment Agency that evaluates their Natural Flood Management programme. Between 2017 and 2021, £15 million of government funding was invested in 60 pilots across England. The report looks at 4 phases of NFM...
12 Dec 2022

PhD opportunity on NFM in Scotland

Are you interested in researching natural flood management? We're currently advertising a PhD focussed on land use change and natural flood management at the Eddleston NFM pilot site in the Scottish Borders. A great opportunity for someone with a...
12 Dec 2022

Eddleston Water study Highly Commended in Nature of Scotland Awards

Scottish Government's Eddleston Water project was Highly Commended in the annual Nature of Scotland Awards in Edinburgh last month. Project Managers, Tweed Forum, along with partners in SEPA, Dundee university and BGS joined other colleagues at the...
12 Dec 2022

New Eddleston Water study Report published

The Eddleston Water study has just produced its second comprehensive report, covering work upto 2021. Building on the earlier 2016 report, as well as published papers in the intervening period, this brings together key results since 2010 across all...
07 Dec 2022

New paper on NFM restoration monitoring published, with lessons from 12 years of monitoring the Eddleston Water project

A paper has just been published in the international journal, Water focussing on lessons learned from 12 years of monitoring of Scottish Government’s Eddleston Water study. The paper reviews the monitoring strategy and assesses how the monitoring...
27 Oct 2022

First ever UK woodland natural flood management guide published

The Forestry Commission, Scottish Forestry, Natural Resources Wales and Northern Ireland Forest Service have published a new UK-wide guide outlining how our forests and woodlands can reduce the damaging effects and financial impact of flooding on...
24 May 2022

Book published on spatial approaches to managing flood risks

A new open access book entitled “Spatial Flood Risk Management: Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience on Private Land” has been published. Centralising the role of land and landowners, the book brings together knowledge from socio-...
24 May 2022

Riverwoods showcases projects that are helping to restore river woodlands around Scotland

The Riverwoods initiative (see main website for more info) aims to create a network of thriving riverbank woodlands and healthy river systems across Scotland. It has recently published an interactive storymap which allows users to explore projects...
24 May 2022

The natural flood management manual now available

A manual supporting the implementation of Natural Flood Management measures has been published by CIRIA. It aims to set out the key stages in the delivery process of NFM. The manual has five parts which cover an overview of NFM, the philosophy...
07 Apr 2022

Can improved design concepts for riparian buffer measures and placement improve uptake and best practice in Scotland?

A new policy note has been published by the Centre of Expertise for Waters on "Better Buffer Design, Placement and Management". The publication was produced by the James Hutton Institute and examines how considering an enhanced range of designs, and...