Streambank and floodplain restorationBetween 2017 and 2021, the Environment Agency invested £15 million of government funding in the Natural Flood Management (NFM) programme. The programme was made up of 60 pilots across England:

  • 26 were catchment scale pilots led by risk management authorities
  • 34 were community scale pilots led by local groups and charities

The objectives of the programme were to:

  • reduce flood and/or coastal erosion risk
  • improve habitats and biodiversity
  • contribute to research
  • promote partnership working

The findings of the programme can be read here: