NFM Links

Watermark Calderdale

Watermark Calderdale is a campaign to build a resilience fund for our towns for future flooding. Thier aim is to build a pot of money that can be accessed by businesses & households immediately when future floods hit.  More info HERE

Why does ‘Slowing the Flow’ work?  Watch THIS

Other Natural Flood Management Schemes and How They Work

The winter of 2015-2016 was the wettest in recorded Irish history. Vast areas of the country were underwater, in some cases for months.  This episode of Eco Eye looks at the increasing threat from flooding to homes and livelihoods and investigates the various solutions available. The video also shows the scheme in Pickering where they used innovative soft engineering solutions to their flooding problem and asks whether that could provide the answer for other areas of the UK.

St. Helens, Liverpool NFM Programme – Other examples of NFM are illustrated here on this video about a programme similar to ours in Liverpool.  Watch it HERE

Thaxted, Essex NFM Programme – How they used leaky dams to Slow The Flow HERE

A similar scheme at Belford in Northumberland is also in full swing.  See their website HERE

A recently published book about NFM in the Czech Republic by Michal Kravcik called After Us, the desert and the deluge.  There are some great photos off NFM structures. The book has an english translation running alongside the Czech. You can view it HERE

Our colleagues at JBA Consulting have been working with Lancaster University and United Utilities to investigate how extensive NFM in large recently flooded catchments could have reduced flood flows in extreme storms, such as Storm Desmond in December 2015.

Read the full story below:

Or read the full techincal report on the Natural Course website:

Other useful Natural Flood Management / Calderdale Links

The Environment Agency

Calderdale Council

Eye On Calderdale

The National Trust

Natural England

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Upland Restoration

National Flood Forum

Our friends at the JBA Trust supporting the hydrology research

Here is a link to a PDF which contains some interesting reads on catchment management