Nature-based solutions modelling: Quantifying natural flood management, carbon and nutrients in the Wyre
12th March 2019
Following on from the session at the Natural Capital Investment Conference ‘Natural flood management and the insurance industry’ Angus Middleton introduced Viridian Logic’s HydroloGIS model, showing how it can identify and prioritise actions across a catchment to improve water-related ecosystem services. He described in detail work carried out in the Wyre catchment, linking natural flood management (NFM) to property level flood protection measures, as well as reducing diffuse pollution and capturing carbon. Using the most effective NFM was shown to save all homes from flooding during a 1 in 50 year event, which is likely to save around £11 million over 30 years.