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FARMINGFLOODPLAINS    for the   FUTURE  Matt Jones               FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE• Partnership Project  – Bringing together     • Sow & Penk Drainage Board     • Staffor...
Key Aim  To determine whether the farmed  landscape can be viably managed in    ways that effectively reduce flood  risk d...
The Sow & Penk Catchments                      FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Taking a Catchment Approach                       FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Key Tributaries               20               18                 Saredon               16                                ...
Establishing a ‘Target’                          FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings – Landowner Engagement                         FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings - Techniques                        FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings - Techniques                        FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings - Techniques                        FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings - Techniques                        FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Findings – Potential Cost EffectivenessCOST :-     436,000m3 @ £2.41/m3 = £1,051,000BENEFIT :-    314 houses @ £20,000 = £...
Findings - Issues                    FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Key ConsiderationsWhere & What? - Project Targeting                           FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Key ConsiderationsHow? – Project Management                      FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Key ConsiderationsWho? – Engaging Landowners                      FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
Then Deliver…..                  FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
FOR MORE INFORMATION…..www.staffs-wildlife.org.ukMatt JonesWetlands OfficerStaffordshire Wildlife TrustTel : 01889 880142M...
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Sussex Wetland Conference: Matt Jones

  1. 1. FARMINGFLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE Matt Jones FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  2. 2. FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE• Partnership Project – Bringing together • Sow & Penk Drainage Board • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust • Environment Agency • Natural England • FWAG • Staffordshire County Council• Hosted by : Staffordshire Wildlife Trust• Funded by : Defra – Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Innovation Fund FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  3. 3. Key Aim To determine whether the farmed landscape can be viably managed in ways that effectively reduce flood risk downstream, while at the same time enhancing the natural environment.• National pilot project• Looking at the practicalities of implementing solutions on the ground• To inform future policy direction FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  4. 4. The Sow & Penk Catchments FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  5. 5. Taking a Catchment Approach FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  6. 6. Key Tributaries 20 18 Saredon 16 Whiston 14 12Flow - m 3/s 10 Doxey Meece 8 6 4 2 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Time - hrs FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  7. 7. Establishing a ‘Target’ FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  8. 8. Findings – Landowner Engagement FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  9. 9. Findings - Techniques FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  10. 10. Findings - Techniques FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  11. 11. Findings - Techniques FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  12. 12. Findings - Techniques FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  13. 13. Findings – Potential Cost EffectivenessCOST :- 436,000m3 @ £2.41/m3 = £1,051,000BENEFIT :- 314 houses @ £20,000 = £6,280,000COST / BENEFIT RATIO = 6 : 1 FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  14. 14. Findings - Issues FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  15. 15. Key ConsiderationsWhere & What? - Project Targeting FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  16. 16. Key ConsiderationsHow? – Project Management FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  17. 17. Key ConsiderationsWho? – Engaging Landowners FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  18. 18. Then Deliver….. FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE
  19. 19. FOR MORE INFORMATION…..www.staffs-wildlife.org.ukMatt JonesWetlands OfficerStaffordshire Wildlife TrustTel : 01889 880142Mob : 07970 062320E-mail : m.jones@staffs-wildlife.org.uk FARMING FLOODPLAINS for the FUTURE

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