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21 Sep 2021

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features now available

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Flood Risk Management have now been published. The guidelines provide practitioners with the best available information concerning various elements of NNBF implementation. The...
20 Aug 2021

Engineering with Nature an Atlas – Version 2 now published

The Engineering with Nature initiative has now launched a new book " Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2 ". The book showcases 62 international projects that demonstrate the concept of Engineering with Nature. Two Scottish case studies are...
20 Aug 2021

Results published from Eddleston NFM study

Results have recently been published from the Scottish Government’s flagship NFM study in the Eddleston Water catchment. Seeking to examine the effectiveness of NFM measures combined across the 69 km2 area of the Eddleston Water catchment, the study...
19 Aug 2021

How can we plan resilient systems of nature-based mitigation measures in larger catchments for flood risk reduction now and in the future?

A newly published paper in the international journal Water Security (Hankin, Page, McShane, Chappell, Spray, Black & Comins 2021) features results from Scotland’s Eddleston Water NFM study in attempting to answer this important question. Whilst...
11 Mar 2021

Engineering with Nature podcasts

The Engineering with Nature initiative (led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) has developed a series of podcasts. The podcasts explore topics such as innovation, collaboration and combining natural and engineered systems and takes views from a...
11 Mar 2021

3D buffer strips report published by Environment Agency

A report investigating multifunctional buffer zones has been published by the Environment Agency. The report "3D buffer strips: designed to deliver more for the environment" was developed by scientists from the James Hutton Institute and Forest...
03 Mar 2021

Demonstrating the value of Building with Nature in practice

Research findings just revealed by one of the EU North Sea Region Building with Nature partners in Scotland are revealing the true value of taking a sustainable approach to reducing flood risk - through the careful and targeted use of Natural Flood...
02 Mar 2021

Building with Nature project output library

The Building with Nature (BwN) project, funded by Interreg, demonstrated BwN solutions that utilise natural processes to deliver flood risk and coastal erosion management whilst enhancing ecosystem services. The Scottish Government led the '...
02 Mar 2021

Scottish FRM2021 conference outputs now available

Scotland's Flood Risk Management Conference 2021 was held from the 1st - 5th February 2021. The conference was virtual this year and covered a range of topics such as finance and green recovery, science and policy updates and communication and...
12 Oct 2020

Influence the CIRIA NFM Handbook

CIRIA is developing good practice guidance on the design and delivery of natural flood management (NFM) for use in the UK. The manual will be published late 2021 and is moving from scoping stage towards first draft. They are interested in your...
13 Jul 2020

Flood Risk Management Conference 2020 report now available

A conference report highlighting key messages from the Scottish Flood Risk Management Conference 2020 has been published by Sniffer. The conference included a session on Natural Flood Management. The report contains links to audio sound recordings...