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The Enablers and Barriers to the Delivery of Natural Flood Management Projects - FD2713

This report shows findings about the delivery of Natural Flood Management (NFM) projects. In particular what acts as a barrier to delivery of NFM projects, and what enables these projects. This report presents research findings from a literature review, stakeholder engagements, a legal analysis and case study findings. It identifies the wide range of stakeholders involved in the delivery of NFM and explores their role. Cultural, institutional and social barriers and enablers to NFM are identified and possible improvements to NFM delivery are explored. Using the findings from the project, a suggested roadmap was created detailing five main actions from the specific barriers and enablers identified.

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The research aimed to:
• Identify the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of natural flood management schemes including perceptions, motivations, systems and processes that exist
• Understand how and why these barriers and facilitators have developed
• Provide good practice examples of where barriers have been overcome and the steps taken.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : FD2713 Final Report   (974k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX A- Literature Review   (582k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX B- Interview report   (575k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX C- Focus Group Report   (508k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX D- Landowner deep dive report   (2353k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX E - Legal Analysis Report   (341k)
• ANX - Annex : APPENDIX F- Case Studies   (883k)
• ANX - Annex : Suggested roadmap for NFM   (561k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2020

Cost: £23,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
J B A Consulting
Flood Management              
Natural Environment              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management