Natural Flood Management

Cranfield University • 10-11 October 2017

Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques are increasingly used to manage flood risk by restoring floodplain processes and increasing storage. To better target and prioritise NFM actions, it is essential to quickly identify historical floodplains as well as potential areas for reconnection. At present, only a fraction of the river network floodplains has been delineated using modelling. The following training courses, which complement each other, will feature simple methods based on aerial photo interpretation, GIS, and geomorphology to delineate historical floodplain boundaries, identify surface runoff pathways and map potential areas of flood retention. The maps generated can be used to identify and prioritise sites for floodplain restoration and flood storage.

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Departamento de Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio
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