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Upstream Management - Woodland Creation

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Woodland creation is the planting and management of woodland areas reducing surface water runoff by improving infiltration and reducing the amount of water reaching the ground. The Eddleston Water Project, Scotland is one example of how woodland creation is used to reduce flood risk going forward.

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Upstream Management - Moorland Restoration

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One of many upstream management options, moorland restoration aims to reduce surface run off by restoring bare heavily eroded moorland. Moors for the Future's project at Kinder Scout is just one example of where these techniques have been integrated into upstream management to protect communities from flooding.

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Flooding & the impacts on health & wellbeing

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It is important not to underestimate the impacts of flooding. Flooding not only affects homes, businesses and communities but it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Such an event can affect people emotionally, psychologically and physically. Take a look at our Infographic to find out more...

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Upstream Management Explained

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Upstream management otherwise known as slow the flow is a collective term for techniques used to manage flood risk and includes flood storage solutions as well as agricultural land management and natural flood management (NFM). Upstream management is the alteration, restoration or use of landscape features to reduce flood risk.


Who's responsible for flood water?

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Different types of flooding are the responsibility of different individuals and agencies. It is important to understand the correct people to report flooding to in your area to ensure flood events are dealt with as efficiently as possible.

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Reasons not to play in floodwater

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Although playing in water may be fun, there are many reasons why not to play in floodwater. Floodwater can be hazardous to health, pose various risks and is extremely dangerous when moving especially for children. Take a look at our Infographic for more information...

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Flooding advice for children

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With more than 5 million properties at risk of flooding in the UK, flooding is listed as one of the most serious ‘natural’ hazards on the National Risk Register. Although children are often described as ‘resilient’ and are seen to be able to ‘bounce back’, not involving children and young people throughout the planning and preparation process could leave them vulnerable during such situations. Newground’s ‘Don’t be scared, be prepared’ pack has simple yet vital flooding information which is fun and easy to follow.

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