Stroud Rural SuDS – Principles & Methods

Posted on 20. May, 2016 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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Chris UttleyThis is the second of two films about the Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project. This film covers the principles of the approach in the Stroud area (Gloucestershire, UK), and the methods implemented to date. It is not intended to be exhaustive in its scope, as this is an evolving demonstration project. This covers some of the context of the project, and the views of a range of community and professional representatives. The first film, which one last year’s best Green film for Stroud Community TV, can be seen at:

Stroud District Council write: We have produced a new film to describe the technical principles of Natural Flood Management on small streams and their catchments. The film looks at the different techniques and methods we have used and how to build a variety of NFM structures in the landscape. We describe principles, methods, design and how to maximise multiple benefits for biodiversity and water quality. Whilst the film is not an exhaustive list of all techniques available, we hope it provides a good introduction for others who are looking to design, implement and build their own community lead, small scale NFM projects. We firmly believe that the key to Natural Flood Management is to develop local community lead projects that are able to implement a significant number of low cost, low risk, small scale structures over a large area in partnership with local communities, landowners and local partnerships. We hope this film will provide other communities with the confidence to implement effective, low cost works in their areas, and do so over a relatively short time period.

It is a NOVA production

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