Natural Flood Management

 

Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management, or NFM for short, is a process of working with the natural processes within a catchment to reduce flooding. This can be implementing measures such as the installation of a field bund in the lower corner of a field to slow down the rate of run-off into the river, or by creating a pond to collect surplus water during high rainfall, or by installing in-stream features such as log dams to encourage flooding into adjacent fields rather further downstream in towns.

We work with landowners, land managers and farmers to identify where the health of the soil within the catchment can be improved. Straight forward changes in farming practices can help to improve soil health and therefore the ability to hold water.