Isbourne Catchment Project: Scoping Study (Final Report), Report to Isbourne Catchment Partnership & Environment Agency.

Clarke, Lucy E and Short, Christopher and Berry, Robert (2016) Isbourne Catchment Project: Scoping Study (Final Report), Report to Isbourne Catchment Partnership & Environment Agency. Technical Report. University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.

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Abstract

The School of Natural and Social Sciences (SNSS) and the Countryside and Communities Research Institute (CCRI) at the University of Gloucestershire were commissioned by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Isbourne Catchment Group (ICG) to undertake a Scoping Study of the River Isbourne to assess the feasibility and potential benefits of applying natural flood management (NFM) techniques across the Isbourne catchment. Other options had been considered in an analysis of the catchment in 2010 (Haycock 2010) and some minor changes have been made. However, most significant engineering options have been ruled out and not considered to be cost effective whilst soft engineering options such as land use change and natural flood management were recommended for further investigation. This report describes the catchment characteristics, outlines potential NFM methods before specifying which would be appropriate for the Isbourne catchment and making recommendations for future work.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural flood management, Isbourne, flooding, catchment, scoping report
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Lucy Clarke
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 15:34
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4290

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