Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage (RSuDS) project
The Stroud Rural SuDS project is being implemented to reduce the risk of flooding in the Frome Valley.
The Stroud Rural SuDs project is an innovative Natural Flood Management project working to reduce flood risk and restore biodiversity throughout the catchment of the River Frome and all its tributaries, including the (Slad Brook, Painswick Stream, Nailsworth Stream, Ruscombe Brook and all their named and unnamed tributaries). We are working with landowners to implement natural flood management techniques and restore natural drainage where it is safe and feasible to do so. We work with local community flood groups, land owners, farmers and partner organisations to implement a range of measures that will reduce flood risk but also improve water quality and enhance the biodiversity of the streams, brooks and the wider River Frome catchment.
The project, which has been running since 2014, aspires
'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.'
About the RSuDS project.
Natural flood management
Information about how natural flood management works and what we are trying to achieve.
Completed projects and Case Studies
View our completed project with help from our partners.
Monitoring and Research
What monitoring and Research are we doing?
Stroud RSuDS project film- Rural Sustainable Drainage - Natural Flood Management in the Stroud Valleys
This is a film produced in partnership with the Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire to show why and how we are working with local communities, partners and landowners to reduce flood risk in the Stroud Valleys.
Stroud RSuDS Technical film - Principles and methods of natural flood management in small streams and their catchments
A new film we have produced looking at the technical principles and methods of natural flood management we have used in the Stroud Valleys.
Natural Flood Management Conference
This is a record of our NFM Conference, held on January 25th 2017 at the University of Gloucestershire.