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There is a good level of understanding of the local hydrological effects of most NFM measures. However, the wider hydrological impacts of NFM measures at the catchment scale are less clear. This topic includes research on the effects of NFM, as well as research that supports delivery, such as social research on land managers attitudes to NFM or barriers to implementation. Scientific research is available in all forms and scales, for example, from empirical studies to new modelling tools and from the plot scale to the full catchment scale.

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Scotland’s annual Flood Risk Management Conference will take place from 1st - 5th February 2021. The theme for FRM 2021 is Flood Risk Management and Green Recovery. The event will be virtual...
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...
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...


This report (published by CREW) provides a review and analysis of information on the passage by fish at wooden obstacles (woody placements), used for flood management, in Scotland.