A WWT and Environment Agency Community Project

Two Valleys hillside scene

Natural Flood Management (NFM) is all about using natural processes to combat flooding. This means less hard landscaping, such as walls and concrete structures, and more natural ways to slow the flow of water downstream following heavy rainfall events.

Features such as wetlands, ponds and wet woodland can hold back water upstream in rural areas and hills, reducing run-off and the associated risk of flooding in lower lying villages.

WWT is working with farmers, private landowners, estates, businesses and the general public to bring back natural features which have been lost or replaced over time by man-made structures.

Together with the Environment Agency, we are running a Natural Flood Management programme in the Two Valleys area, around the Doniford and Monksilver streams, near Williton in West Somerset.

On Wednesday 16 October we will be hosting a community event at the Williton Pavilion, in Williton.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with leading natural flood management experts including:

  • Environment Agency
  • Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW)
  • Wessex Water
  • Forestry Commission
  • National Trust
  • National Farmers Union
  • Local MPs
  • County, District and Parish Councillors

There will also be discussions and workshops showcasing the project work so far and how to get involved.

Please email Carina Gaertner at: carina.gaertner@wwt.org.uk to register.