Natural Flood Management

Natural flood management incorporates a wide range of techniques to alter flow regimes, hold back water and de-synchronize the flow of water out of tributaries and headstreams into the main channels. We have implemented a number of projects in local communities which have assisted to reduce the risk of flooding to peoples homes.

Our main focus has been on the communities of Hassocks, where we are working in partnership with local community groups to create in-stream debris dams along with building resilience in the urban environment through the creation of rain gardens and planters. We are also partnering with Lewes District Council in Ringmer and Wivelsfield to mitigate flood risk in these communities.

To find out more, watch our video below When the Waters Rise based on our work in Hassocks.

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The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust

OART is a membership based organisation dedicated to the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse and Adur including their tributaries, estuaries and still waters.

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART) is a registered charity (No: 1082447) formed in 2011 from the amalgamation of two long-standing local organisations, the River Adur Conservation Society and Sussex Ouse Conservation Society.

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