Harrow and Hillingdon are two of four London boroughs to receive part of a £200,000 grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affaris (DEFRA) for a new Natural Flood Management project in which Brunel University plays a significant part.
London’s leading waterways charity – Thames 21 – and partner organisations Brunel University, Thames Chase Trust have developed the projects, which aim to reduce flood risk while improving two Headwater tributaries of the Silkstream (Harrow), and River Pinn Park Wood (Hillingdon). Other projects are in Enfield and Havering.
The projects will be supported by a PhD hosted by Brunel University, which aims to guide the work through modelling and monitoring the benefits, thereby contributing to the national Natural Flood Management agenda.
Each of the projects has been granted £50,000 from DEFRA’s Natural Flood Management Communities funding, with match funding coming from Local Authorities and other sources.