Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management Project
The Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management project is being implemented to reduce the risk of flooding in the Frome Valley.
The Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management project is an innovative project working to reduce flood risk, improve water quality and recover nature 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, community flood groups and partner organisations to implement a whole catchment approach to slowing flows and restoring more natural drainage. We implement a wide range of measures dispersed around the headwaters that will cumulatively act to slow flows and reduce flood risk.
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.'
For more information, contact Chris Uttley, the Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management Officer. Email: email@example.com
About the Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management project.
Natural Flood Management (NFM)
Information about how natural flood management works and what we are trying to achieve.
Key Achievements and completed project case studies
View a selection of case studies of NFM projects we have completed in the Stroud Valleys
Monitoring and Research
What monitoring and Research are we doing?
Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management film
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 Valleys Natural Flood Management 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.
Sound of a River
Download a comic which explores nature based solutions to modern environmental challenges.