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Catchment-Wide Flood Management

Published Thursday, December 11, 2014

Changing weather patterns have made structural defences less effective at managing flooding. An approach that employs a range of natural flood management measures across a river catchment is likely to reduce the probability of flooding and pressure on structural defences. This POSTnote describes the measures and the challenges of implementing them over large catchments.

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Author: Jonathan Wentworth

Topics: Agriculture, Flooding, Water, Wildlife

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