Flooding can have devastating impacts and, with Met Office climate change predictions of heavier winter rainfall and less but more extreme summer rainfall, the risk of flooding is increasing. A range of approaches and measures are necessary to manage flood risk, including avoiding development of high-risk areas, property flood resilience, hard engineered flood defences and natural flood management (NFM).

This policy position statement sets out CIWEM’s stance on the deployment of NFM – also known as ‘working with natural processes’ – in the UK. It presents the case for NFM and the potential barriers for implementation, and the steps needed to deliver widescale benefits to nature in light of recent legislation.

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