Working with communities, landowners and partners to implement natural flood management on a catchment wide scale.
Stroud District, Gloucestershire (within approximately 200km2 of the upper catchment)
Habitat types (UK NEA habitats):
Freshwater, wetlands and floodplains
Partners, organisations and stakeholders involved:
- Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
- Environment Agency
- Gloucestershire County Council
- National Trust
- Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
- University of Gloucestershire (Countryside and Community Research Institute)
- Butterfly Conservation
- Woodland Trust
- Severn Rivers Trust
Aims of the project/initiative:
Involving the implementation of a wide range of measures designed to slow peak flows, attenuate high flows to reduce flood risk whilst at the same time taking steps to improve water quality and restore biodiversity. The aim is to create a river catchment where water management is fully integrated into land management practices. Where public bodies, private companies and local communities work together to manage water within the landscape, creating valuable habitat for wildlife and people, and limiting flood risk downstream.