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Adaption to Climate Change

Farm leaders in the UK call for more natural flood management measures

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Farmers are willing to adopt natural farm management measures – such as “leaky dams” of fallen trees and branches that slow the flow of water, silt and sediment downstream – but they need assurances about the ongoing maintenance and liability of such schemes.

More landowners would adopt natural flood management measures if water management legislation was changed to ensure they are safeguarded in such an eventuality – especially as such schemes benefit communities downstream, rather than the farmer implementing them.

Link: Why government needs to listen to farmers for flood strategy.

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