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Water Management on Your Farm: Re-connection to Floodplain

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.

Click download to read our guide on reconnection to floodplains, including a case study on the Delliefure Burn Project, Cairngorms National Park.

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Related Other Resources

SEPA (2015) Natural Flood Management Handbook

Farming and Water Scotland – Natural Flood Management: A Farmer’s Guide

NFM Network Scotland

The natural flood management manual (C802F) (

McLean, L. et al (2015) The Natural Flood Management Manual (C802F)

Upper Nith River Restoration Project – Tweed Forum

Allt Lorgy, River Dulnain, Spey Catchment | Natural Flood Management Network Scotland (

Allan Water Project | Forth Rivers Trust

Adding large wood to rivers – Dee Catchment Partnership (

Designing and managing forests and woodlands to reduce flood risk (





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