Upper Great Ouse Water Resilience Project

We are working with landowners and land managers to help improve water resilience in the Upper Great Ouse catchment upstream of Buckingham.



We have funding available to deliver Water Resilience Management (WRM) schemes in the area shown on the map during 2022!

Contact us now to find out more

Upper Ouse Natural Flood Management Project Buckingham

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Natural Water Resilience Measures (WRM), including Natural Flood Management (NFM), are recognised techniques. They can provide a range of benefits such as reducing soil and sediment loss, reducing diffuse pollution and creating new habitats to support biodiversity.

Funding is available and the project can provide capital costs, planning and design advice and construction management for Natural WRM measures.

Once completed, you would be free to claim annual or maintenance payments via the DEFRA agencies of environmental stewardship grants for any qualifying measures e.g. Natural England Countryside Stewardship, Forestry Commission English Woodland Grant Scheme and potentially through Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs).

Find out how we could help you.

Email us at: enquiries@riverthame.org with the subject: Upper Great Ouse WRM


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What is WRM?
Water Resilience Management (WRM) uses natural processes to improve water management and reduce flood risk by altering or restoring landscape features. Aside from improving flood risk, WRM can provide many other benefits to landowners, seeking to increase infiltration and retention in the catchment, which can help to filter pollutants, improve soil and water quality and create new habitats which support greater biodiversity.

Read more about WRM.

What’s involved? We would like to arrange a meeting with you in person on your land with one of our staff members. We can start to assess the potential for WRM measures on your land and discuss your interest and willingness to participate in the project. We can offer you advice on potential Water Resilience Management options and discuss practical considerations before agreeing next steps.

There is no cost to you. Meetings and advice are free of charge; taking advantage of an initial conversation does not commit you to any further involvement in our Natural Flood Management project.

Email us at: enquiries@riverthame.org with the subject: Upper Great Ouse WRM


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