The Belford Natural Flood Management scheme, Newcastle

10 December, 2015 | 17:45 - 20:00

Belford natural flood management scheme.
Belford natural flood management scheme.

About this event

The Belford Natural Flood Management scheme was the first in the UK to demonstrate a new approach to managing flood risk; storing and slowing the flow in the catchment using many small 'features' rather than an expensive barrier or a formal flood storage solution.

This approach also allows sediments and nutrients from farm land to be captured, leading to huge environmental improvements as part of the solution.

Monitoring results suggest that a 'critical mass' of roughly 30 features can reduce the flood peak by between 15% and 30%, at a cost that is typically 10% of a traditional flood scheme.

Speaker

Peter Kerr – Projector Manager, Environment Agency

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