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Flood Planner (2007)


Flood Planner describes the natural component of sustainable flood management: natural flood management (NFM). This unique and practical resource for flood risk managers outlines the background to natural flood management and helps them perform their role in meeting current and future legislation. It provides evidence of the effect of NFM on run-off rates and storage and describes the techniques required to successfully lower flood risk to communities within that catchment.
Natural flood management is extremely cost-effective. It works with the catchment’s natural defences to slow the flow upstream and increase water storage in the whole catchment. In time, it becomes self maintaining, bringing long term benefits to communities and the environment, particularly in this time of climate change. Latest estimates for NFM reveal huge cost savings and multiple benefits when compared to traditional schemes.

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