Natural Flood Management is key to reducing flood risk.

The Upland Hydrology Group has recently reviewed flood risk management, water resources and the uplands and produced a briefing note aimed at a non-specialist audience. It shows that land management in the uplands has an impact on the amount and timing of runoff, with implications both for water supply and for flood risk management. The uplands are critical in this respect because they supply a large percentage of our drinking water, and often contribute disproportionately to flood events downstream. {Link to Briefing Note} A POSTnote on ‘Natural Flood Management’ has also been published on the UK parliamentary web site. This describes how Natural Flood Management (termed NFM) has a key role ijn future Flood Risk policy.

Click on this line to read more:  Runoff and the uplands – Jan 2012