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.
Please contact Carina Gaertner at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.