Upstream thinking is an initiative which looks at how land is managed to protect our rivers. By working with landowners, we can make changes to how land is managed to keep unwanted things out of rivers.
Monitoring and evaluation needs to be a part of initial project planning. It can help to secure future funding and engage local communities. This section provides links to guidance, training material, tools, templates and case studies that can help you to develop a monitoring plan.
As part of the Cumbria Flood Action Plan, the Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership hosted a series of workshops in 2017 for experts and practitioners to share with partners, stakeholders and communities across Cumbria, their current understanding and knowledge on a number of topics critical to managing flood risk on a catchment wide basis.
This guide has best practice recommendations and learning based on delivery of a number of different NFM techniques including offline and online flow storage, methods to intercept fast flow pathways, large woody debris, riparian zone management and habitat creation.
This handbook provides information on NFM techniques, assessment tools, managing an NFM project and monitoring.
The toolbox provides a 7 step guide to developing a NFM scheme. It was developed by the Environment Agency with the support of the Trent RFCC and was inspired by the experiences of local partners working to manage flood risk in Scotter, Lincolnshire.
A practical guide for farmers and farm advisors to provide simple, clear advice and aid decision making on the delivery of natural flood management measures.
Local data and evidence on Natural Flood Management is key to engaging with both the public and local businesses. It is also vital to providing the detail needed to target, deliver and evaluate projects at the local catchment and community level.