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.
This policy work was led by WWF and had a focus on chalk streams: the crystal-clear, havens for wildlife rivers characteristic of southern and eastern England.
East London’s rivers are some of the most polluted in Britain, polluted water flows down the Lea Valley past the homes of thousands of people, reducing the quality of the rivers they enjoy. To address this challenge, Thames21 launched the Love the Lea Campaign.
Citizen Science is a fundamental data gathering and engagement tool for Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships to help develop an understanding of the issues in catchments and also to engage their local communities in identifying and delivering solutions.
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.
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.