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Working with natural processes evidence directory


This comprehensive resource includes all the outputs of the Environment Agency’s Working With Natural Processes project. It includes a 300 page evidence directory on the performance and benefits of natural flood management, a set of case studies, and links to the opportunity maps that were developed in the project which indicate potentially suitable locations for woodland planting, floodplain reconnection and runoff retention such as leaky dams and bunds.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Resource hub
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Coastal and marine
  • Freshwater
  • Farmland
  • Grassland
  • Heathland
  • Hedgerows
  • Peatland
  • Ponds
  • Rivers
  • Saltmarsh
  • Wetland
  • Woodland

Challenges addressed

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Biodiversity
  • Natural flood management
  • Water quality

Source | Environment Agency

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