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Sustainable Water Management

As climate conditions continue to change the sustainable management of water on farm is of great concern for many land managers around Scotland. From unprecedented wet weather to drought conditions, farms need to become resilient to ensure that they can try to minimise the impact of these changing weather patterns on land.


Water Management on Your Farm Practical Guides

Nature Based Solutions to Combat Drought and Flooding

Climate change is set to bring on a change in our weather systems, with extreme weather conditions becoming more frequent. This is likely to include more intense and frequent flooding due to an increase in of periods of heavy or intense rainfall. To reduce the impact of these extreme weather events on agricultural production, land managers should target measures to increase water infiltration and retention. This guide offers nature based solutions to combat drought and flooding. Read more >>

Resilient Technology Options for Water Management on Farm: Rainwater Harvesting

In this video we discuss installing rainwater harvesters, which can help store water on your farm to become more resilient to water scarcity. Read more>>

Catchment Management: The Delliefure Burn Project

In this video we speak to Penny Lawson from the Spey Catchment Initiative and Lewis Pate from the Cairngorm National Park Authority about the Delliefure Burn Project. Read more>>

Working Together to Improve Water Management: Greenloaning Project on the Allan Water

Forth Fisheries Trust have been working with land managers to slow flow and improve water management on site throughout the Allan Water Project. This video looks at work, which has been undertaken to improve wetland enhancement, biodiversity and the catchment. Read more>>

Catchment Management: Revive the Allan

Forth Fisheries Trust show us recent work they have been undertaking with land managers to improve habitat diversity, allowing rivers to be reinstated to a more natural state and improve the landscape and flood management. Read more>>

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