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.
This guide has been produced to provide simple, clear advice on the provision of natural flood management measures for lowland areas.
Natural Flood Management (NFM) or Working with Natural Processes (WWNP), involves implementing measures that help to protect, restore and emulate the natural functions of catchments, floodplains, rivers and the coast.
This guide has been developed to provide simple, clear information on natural flood management measures for landowners and farmers in the North West.
The Fund has been set up to support farmers and landowners in the implementation of measures that work with natural processes to reduce flood risk to the major road network (‘A’ roads and motorways). The Fund is being piloted in parts of the Little Don, River Etherow and River Irwell catchments.
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.
This quick guide will help Environment Agency officers understand potential risks and liabilities to consider when working with natural processes to reduce flood and coastal erosion risk. This is relevant when working on projects involving natural flood management (NFM) interventions to be undertaken by:
– the Environment Agency itself
– contractors or other risk management authorities on our behalf
– others, such as local community groups, landowners and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) with whom we are working in