Natural flood management (NFM) is an approach that seeks to reduce flood risk through implementing a range of measures that reinstate or reproduce components of the natural hydrological function present in unimpacted river systems. cbec aims to develop multi-objective, holistic and sustainable solutions to channel floodplain management issues. By working with natural processes, NFM tackles issues of flood risk while being sensitive to the physical and ecological condition of river systems.
Our expertise in sustainable flood risk management is demonstrated by successful projects throughout the UK. Critical to this success has been our experience of identifying and meeting the multi-objective needs of flood risk management, ecosystem enhancement, infrastructure, urban development and agriculture.
The NFM measures we apply may be divided into three general categories, with coherent linkages between them, including: