Flooding is nothing new. Humans have lived with extreme weather for thousands of years. However, recent trends in climate change science predicts an increase in occurrence and severity of high rainfall events resulting in increased flood events. There is increasing political and public interest in how the management of the wider countryside can contribute to the UKs flood defence system, with particular reference made to natural flood management (NFM).
Farmers could play a critical role in helping to reduce downstream flooding and therefore an integral part of the solution.