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.
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.
The guide summarises the data that should be collected by all Defra funded Community & Catchment Scale Natural Flood Management (NFM) schemes. The majority of this data will be collected using the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) tool. Additional more complex data will be collected at the end of each project using the Excel templates provided.
The Environment Agency has identified 40 projects in the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk
Management current investment programme that include NFM measures as part of their solution.
The Environment Agency has surveyed project managers and practitioners to learn more about NFM, to have more confidence in it, and be able to use it as one of
the tools to reduce flood risk.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lessons learnt from current NFM delivery
Partnership record for community NFM programmes.