Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management is based on the ethos of managing flood risk through natural means, protecting, restoring and emulating natural processes within a catchment. They help reduce flood risk by storing and slowing water, managing connectivity and allowing water to recharge into the ground.

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Natural Flood Management can help provide environmentally beneficial sensitive approaches to reducing flood risk. This may be in areas where hard flood defences are not viable, or as part of a catchment plan to aid risk reduction. Hard defences may not provide the best or most long term solution.

Natural Flood Management:

  • Uses Natural Processes to increase Flood Resilience
  • Protects, Restores and Mimics Natural Functions
  • Slows and Stores Water, Dissipates Wave Energy

The benefits of NFM can be far reaching beyond flood risk management, and are likely to include enhancing habitats and water quality.

The Environment Agency have prepared an Evidence Directory which looks in detail at the effectiveness of different NFM measures. In September 2023, the Environment Agency and DEFRA announced £25 million in funding for a new NFM programme.

FPS Environmental Ltd have expertise working with communities and clients, to assess and implement Natural Flood Management methods. This can include Flood Risk Modelling, but often is based on utilising best practices and driving maximum ROI.

Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss assessing and planning your NFM project.


NFM Measures can include:

  • Soil and Land Management
  • River and Floodplain Management
  • Woodland Management
  • Run-Off Management
  • Coast & Estuary Management
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Client Testimonials

Here are some of our latest testimonials from satisfied customers. If you'd like to discuss your requirements further, please don't hestitate to get in touch.

Hannah Rogers

FPS Environmental were great to work with. They responded immediately to my initial enquiry and followed up quickly with a quote. A very friendly, efficient and professional service. Thanks!

James Langton

Karen was a pleasure to deal with and entirely professional. Thanks!

Suzy Foster

FPS completed a flood risk assessment for me. Really helpful company. Very flexible with the many amendments needed! The final report is excellent.

Alex Duncan

Good to work with, Karen always helpful, and provided a detailed and professional report in a timely fashion.

Peter Blackadder

Excellent phone based advice on a prospective property purchase.


Mr Ashcroft


“Simon is a very experienced flood protection specialist. He was very professional and knowledgeable in his services.”

Mr Lattimer


“The survey and report were very thorough and really gave me what I needed”


Mr. Blakely


“The report is professional and informative, as indeed were the two surveyors who attended our property”

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If you’d like to raise an initial enquiry or ask us a question, please feel free to drop us an email via the form below.