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Nature based solutions: Introduction to the Natural Flood Management Manual

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In this Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, Emma Wren, Natural Flood Management Lead at Mott MacDonald will outline the NFM Manual, which is due to be published by CIRIA shortly. It aims to help local groups and communities undertake flood risk management by working with nature, maximising the wider benefits achieved.

The talk will outline the NFM delivery process the team has developed and concepts, methods and tools included to help users understand all aspects of developing an NFM project. The manual is focussed on NFM in river catchments and currently provides more detailed technical guidance on some of the more complex NFM measures to design and implement. Emma will bring insights from developing the manual and relate this to some of the NFM projects that Mott MacDonald is involved with in the UK.

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    Emma Wren Natural Flood Management Lead @ Mott MacDonald

    Emma is Mott MacDonald’s lead for natural flood management and focuses on the development and delivery of NFM services across the UK. She has a broad background that spans flood risk management and environmental management of water resources and oversees technical innovation in the water resources and flooding sector within Mott MacDonald. Emma is lead author of the recently published CIRIA NFM Manual for the UK, has helped shape the NFM programme to reduce flood risk to Leeds and has worked at grassroots level to help implement NFM within her local community.

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