Flooding models are a big hit
Our new catchment models have been busy at events throughout the Deeside this year. From the May Festival at Aberdeen University to the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend in Braemar. We even ventured to the Royal Highland Show in Ingliston. The response to these innovative models of river systems has been fantastic.
The models show two very different landscapes. One has many more natural features (trees, peatlands, meanders) while the other is a more intensively managed catchment. The Models generate 'rain', which gathers and flows down towards the town. We ask people to work out which town will flood first and why?
The models will feature in the James Hutton Institute tent at the Royal Highland show from the 21st until the 24th of June. You can find us at stand number: 213, Avenue Q, across from hte RHET Education Centre.
The photo above shows our fantastic new trailer, which stores and transports the models. We think it looks rather smart! A 'Managing Flooding Naturally' leaflet has been produced, alongside a education sheet for teachers, which are due to be launched shortly. These will be used to help raise awareness of how we can manage the land and water better, to increase our resilience to climate change.
Natural Flood Management
CNPA / James Hutton Institute / FCS / Forest Research
Project Status: Current
We are developing a range of techniques that use natural or semi natural engineering methods to slow the flow of water through the river system. These range from large scale tree planting in the uplands, attenuation features in agricultural areas and green infrastructure in urban areas.
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- 07 Jan 2019 Our hard working woodlands!
- 19 Nov 2018 BioBlitz event reveals thriving biodiversity at Countesswells
- 29 Oct 2018 Reflections from the edge of the National Park
- 16 Aug 2018 Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen
- 19 Jul 2018 Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures
- 25 Jun 2018 Royal Highland Show
- 19 Jun 2018 Flooding models are a big hit
- 14 Jun 2018 River Dee highlighted in local wildlife film