Articles | Volume 25, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6239–6259, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6239-2021

Special issue: Contributions of transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6239–6259, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6239-2021

Research article 13 Dec 2021

Research article | 13 Dec 2021

Barriers to mainstream adoption of catchment-wide natural flood management: a transdisciplinary problem-framing study of delivery practice

Thea Wingfield et al.

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Human activities are causing greater and more frequent floods. Natural flood management (NFM) uses processes of the water cycle to slow the flow of rainwater, bringing together land and water management. Despite NFM's environmental and social benefits, it is yet to be widely adopted. Two environmental practitioner groups collaborated to produce a picture of the barriers to delivery, showing that there is a perceived lack of support from government and the public for NFM.