What is Natural Flood Management?

Natural Flood Management (NFM) is the alteration, restoration or use of landscape
features, to help reduce flood risk within a catchment. NFM usually involves using soft engineering techniques, working with nature, to slow the flow of water through a catchment, for example by the creation of woody dams, ponds and wetlands, woodland planting and much more.

What are we doing?

We are part of a 3-year project (FRAMES) to help increase the resilience of communities and infrastructure, against flood risk in the UK using Natural Flood Management and other techniques. Through the FRAMES project, we will also be leading on the delivery of the Natural Flood Management section of the newly released Medway Flood Action Plan.

Explore these pages to find out more!