Presentation on theme: "The Uplands and Flooding Amy Parrott: Policy Advisor, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Karen Eynon: Moors for the Future Project Manager, Making Space."— Presentation transcript:
The Uplands and Flooding Amy Parrott: Policy Advisor, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Karen Eynon: Moors for the Future Project Manager, Making Space for Water Project
Policy Background State of Science Policy Future
RECOMMENDATION 27: Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England should work with partners to establish a programme through Catchment Flood Management Plans and Shoreline Management Plans to achieve greater working with natural processes.
Pitt & land use Rural Land Management can help retain water in soil slow down water flow reduce run-off Wider scale benefits remain unproven Recognises local scale benefits of better land use Further studies needed
Uplands and flooding Restoration of degraded blanket bogs Grip blocking Changes of management Reforestation
Defra multi-objective projects Moors for the FutureHolnicote Slowing the Flow in Pickering
Karen Eynon Making Space for Water Project Manager Making Space for Water in the Upper Derwent
Environment Agency working in partnership with Natural England and the National Trust –building on Moors for the Future
Making Space for Water in the Upper Derwent Demonstration project to show how land management changes (specifically moorland restoration) can contribute to reducing flood risk at the local scale
Kinder Scout – The Edge
Restoring the Edge site Large size Soil chemistry intervention (lime and fertiliser) Nurse grass crop Physical works Heather brash Access difficulties Much winter work!
Importance of the Bill Strategic Flood Risk Main rivers Sea Reservoirs Local Flood Risk Surface runoff Groundwater Ordinary watercourses Strategic Overview Coastal erosion
Upland work: Key Points Have an open mind! Understand the catchment Monitor the impacts Don’t dismiss the wider benefits Make sure you have a good monitoring strategy
Environment Agency FRM GIA Catchment Scale Research Prioritise Research Catchment Sensitive Farming objective Natural England Maximise FRM benefits Deliver Flood storage CFMP targeting
Key messages Small scale changes work locally Large scale impacts need more investigation We will continue to prioritise catchment scale research