Natural Flood Management in the Soar catchment

Project Catchment

Date

2021-2024

Acting on climate change to build a better tomorrow

The effects of climate change are already felt in the Trent catchment, as communities report more frequent and intense flooding during the summer and winter months. In the Soar catchment alone, there are already around 12,000 properties considered at flood risk, and this is predicted to increase over the next 50 years, due to the effects of climate change.

With the need to protect communities from the fast-increasing risk of flooding, natural flood management has an important role to play, offering solutions that not only reduce flood risk but create a more resilient landscape for the benefit of people and nature. 

Led by Trent Rivers Trust, funded by Aviva in partnership with WWF-UK, this project will deliver a catchment-scale natural flood management project in a WWF Exemplar Landscape: the River Soar. The project will demonstrate the benefits of coordinated investment in natural flood management interventions alongside community engagement. Together, we are working to reduce flooding through natural solutions to build more resilient communities for the future. Flood risk is real and our landscapes need to adapt.