Sustainable flood management through whole catchment working
Challenges and lessons learned:
This catchment is typical of approximately 30% of the area of England and Wales, so lessons learned may be transferable to similar sites elsewhere.
The project lead is the National Trust. Partners are the Environment Agency, Penny Anderson Associates and JBA/Maslen, the University of Exeter (water quality research), Cranfield University (initial ecosystems research), Wessex Water, Somerset County Council, Exmoor National Park Authority and Natural England.
The Holnicote estate is also the site of a Defra-sponsored payments for ecosystem services pilot project.