Natural Flood Management will not prevent flooding, however it could be an integral part of our approach to manage flooding within the UK.
By working with natural processes and features within the landscape, NFM can deliver multiple benefits – improving connectivity, biodiversity and habitats that create greater resilience and adaptability within our catchments.
How NFM works?
NFM Techniques we use
Riparian buffer strips
Riparian tree planting
Large Wood Debris features
Flood bank removal
NFM Advice and Guidance
WWF Flood Planner manual
Ecosystem services and Flood and Coastal erosion risk management
Run-off attenuation features in
small rural catchments
Working with natural processes to manage flood and coastal erosion risk
Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (RSuDS)
Run-off Attenuation features handbook
Netherton Burn Runoff Management Works
– From source to sea
– Slowing the Flow
Catching the Flood
– Managing water run-off and soil erosion
About our funders
This fund has enabled the trust to develop and deliver Natural Flood Management Farm plans throughout Wharfedale and Wensleydale. Helping farmers and landowners identify opportunities on their land. We have also been able to commission some NFM opportunity modelling in both catchments to help us prioritise our work and be more effective. Finally, we have also set up a demonstration site at Oughtershaw, where we have showcased a number of techniques.
Peoples Postcode Lottery
This fund has allowed us to deliver some capital projects, enabling us to get some NFM features in on the ground; this has included a number of leaky dams, scrapes and riparian buffer strips. We have also trained some contractors on how to install different features.