Natural Flood Management and the role of environmental monitoring

Great Fen showing Holme Fen woods top left and new ponds and meres April 2019

Flooding is a natural process, but it can cause heavy economic loss and endangers lives.  Flood risk is expected to increase with climate change and increased urbanisation, so a heavy responsibility lies with those that allocate funding and formulate flood management strategy. In the following article, Nigel Grimsley from OTT Hydromet in the UK explains how the success of such plans (both the design and implementation) depend on the accuracy and reliability of the monitoring data upon which they depend.

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