Title: The influence of woody floodplain vegetation on flow resistance properties 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/flobar2/reports/final/ 
Author 1/Producer: Flobar Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/flobar2/reports/ ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: Floodplains offer a wide range of natural functions, or services: agriculture, forestry, recreation, landscape enhancement, biodiversity, flood defence. There are also many different stakeholders and funding sources (eg those associated sources with nature conservation, flood defence, extensive agriculture), many often contradictory policy targets (eg, for biodiversity or sustainable forms of flood management), and limited availability of sites suitable for restoration. It is thus critically important to understand the natural processes that underlie the functions or services offered by floodplains in order that they can be optimally managed for multiple purposes, and that institutional limitations do not inhibit this. The research undertaken in Work Package 6 therefore contributes to the creation of a body of scientific knowledge that can be incorporated into the development and implementation of sustainable forms of policy for floodplain management. A key lesson from FLOBAR2 has been to recognise the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to the scientific understanding of floodplain processes, and to the management of floodplain environments. 
Link to Project(s): FLOBAR2 Floodplain Biodiversity and Restoration
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2009