Farming land for water: does better catchment management hold the key to managing flood risk?

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28 November, 2016

Event details

Flood risk management in the UK is badly skewed in favour of short-term, reactive decisions that ignore the central role of land management in building resilience to flooding. The most recent floods show how effective natural flood management methods, such as tree planting near rivers, can be.

This discussion with an expert panel considered questions such as:

  • Is catchment-level management the best insurance against increasing flood risk?
  • How could post-Brexit land and agriculture policies help improve our resilience to flooding?
  • What does the science tell us about natural flood management? Is it being over-hyped, or does it actually work?

This event launched a new report by Green Alliance: Smarter flood risk management in England.


William Andrews Tipper

Prof Louise Bracken

Angela Francis

Daniel Johns

Ben Lukey


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