Natural Flood Management
Natural Flood Management (NFM) from the Yorkshire Dales and Rivers Trust.(see below)
WHAT IS NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT?
Natural Flood Management (NFM) is a term which is regularly used, but it can mean different things to different people.
“Working with natural processes to proactively manage sources and pathways of water through a catchment. Using techniques that intercept, slow and hold water through the restoration, alteration or enhancement of natural features within our landscapes. Ensuring multiple benefits that promotes catchment resilience.”
Natural Flood Management will not prevent flooding, however it could be an integral part of our approach to manage flooding within the UK.
By working with natural processes and features within the landscape, NFM can deliver multiple benefits – improving connectivity, biodiversity and habitats that create greater resilience and adaptability within our catchments.