What role do forests play for natural flood management in the UK?
- Posted on: 22 Jun 2021
Recently published research conducted by Bangor University and Forest Research reviews the current state of knowledge on the role of forested lands for natural flood management (NFM) in the UK. …
Exploring natural solutions to reduce traffic incidents caused by flooding
- Posted on: 8 Oct 2019
A recent project has investigated the potential of using Natural Flood Management (NFM) to reduce flooding incidents on the strategic road network.
Research to develop understanding of how peatland restoration by deforestation affects water quality
- Posted on: 30 May 2018
The Forestry Commission and Peatland Action are supporting Forest Research to investigate the effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on nutrient and carbon transport to surface waters.
Working with Natural Processes
- Posted on: 7 Nov 2017
There is growing interest in working with natural processes (WWNP) to reduce flood risk. WWNP aims to protect, restore and emulate the natural functions of catchments, floodplains, rivers and the coast. It includes, for example, restoring peat moorlands, re-meandering rivers, targeting woodland planting and improving floodplain connectivity to help to reduce the flood risk to communities downstream.