BBC Countryfile programme on flood management

Countryfile on Sunday 14th Feb had a feature on flood management which covered the theme of working with nature.
It is well worth watching! It is good to see a mainstream programme with a large audience (8.6m viewers) putting the case for natural flood management and showing the risks of dredging. 

Click here to see the programme on the BBC iPlayer.

The first section, starting at 7mins in to the programme, looks as the example of the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor where the National Trust has been using a range of techniques to hold water back and slow flows on the River Aller. For a more comprehensive view of the work at Holnicote, see the video below.

The second section, at 27 minutes in to the programme, is a revamp of our Emriver video that shows the unintended consequences of dredging. The Countryfile team approached us to use this video (which we were very happy for them to do) and essentially re-created it to fit the programme.

This section also interviewed a representative from CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management). You can read the CIWEM report on floods and dredging here.