Tag Archives: Natural Flood Management

Afforestation to ‘Slow the Flow’

There is growing recognition amongst policy-makers and land managers that poor land stewardship can exacerbate the risks of floods and droughts, with the need to ‘work with natural processes’ in order to both increase resilience to climate change and deliver positive conservation outcomes. Such ‘win-wins’ resulting from the integrated management of land and water are the focus of a joint statement from the Society

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Innovative Flood Defence Scheme in Pickering a Success – and Geographers’ Work Vital

An innovative flood defence scheme developed in Pickering, North Yorkshire, has been hailed as a success in an evaluation by the Environment Agency. The ‘natural flood management’ scheme, ‘Slow the Flow’, is estimated to have reduced the chance of flooding in Pickering from 25% in any one year, to less than 4%. The ‘Slow the Flow’ project was developed with

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