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Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management Technical film - Principles and methods of natural flood management in small streams and their catchments

We have produced a new film to describe the technical principles of Natural Flood Management on small streams and their catchments. The film looks at the different techniques and methods we have used and how to build a variety of NFM structures in the landscape. We describe principles, methods, design and how to maximise multiple benefits for biodiversity and water quality.

Whilst the film is not an exhaustive list of all techniques available, we hope it provides a good introduction for others who are looking to design, implement and build their own community lead, small scale NFM projects.

We firmly believe that the key to Natural Flood Management is to develop local community lead projects that are able to implement a significant number of low cost, low risk, small scale structures over a large area in partnership with local communities, landowners and local partnerships.

We hope this film will provide other communities with the confidence to implement effective, low cost works in their areas, and do so over a relatively short time period.

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