There are now numerous projects throughout the UK where nature-based measures are being implemented. Many are based on relatively small-scale features, such as buffer strips, ditch blocking and planting floodplain woody vegetation, although some may implement these measures over a larger area.
Although local in scale, these features require careful assessment of their overall reduction of flood risk at larger scales, so that in reducing flood peaks and improving storage in one part of the a catchment they do not conspire to make flooding worse elsewhere.
The JBA Trust and Lancaster Environment Centre teamed up through a summer internship project to bring together information about projects where the concepts of working with natural processes are being applied.
The catalogue includes both projects where work has happened on-the-ground, or is underway, and some where modelling studies have been applied to assess the potential and opportunity for future schemes. View the Catalogue