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River and floodplain management

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River and floodplain management measures involve the restoration of a stretch of river and/or its associated floodplain to a more natural functioning state. This can include channel re-meandering or channel feature reinstatement (e.g. measures to restore channel river bars). Where redundant embankments are present, it may also be possible to breach, set back or remove these embankments, restore floodplain connectivity and re-activate floodplain features. Where naturally occurring wood is absent from a river, leaky barriers can be installed. These help attenuate flood flows by slowing and deflecting flow out of the channel on to the floodplain, thereby increasing water storage.

Case Studies

News & Events

The Interreg BwN (Building with Nature)/FAIR /C5a end event 'Be Adaptive to Become Resilient' was held on the 4th June 2020. Over 150 people attended the online event. The recordings and...
The Nature-Based Solutions Initiative will be hosting a virtual event called "Nature Based Solutions Digital Dialogues". The event will run online from 7-9th July and will be a mix of six 90...
The European Environment Agency have recently publised a report on the importance of floodplains (report title: "Floodplains: a natural system to preserve and restore"). The report highlights...

Literature

This report (published by CREW) provides a review and analysis of information on the passage by fish at wooden obstacles (woody placements), used for flood management, in Scotland.

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