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Exploring the social and natural capital impacts of the Sussex Flow Initiative

NEF Consulting and Sussex Wildlife Trust

Abstract

The Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) is anatural flood management (NFM) project in the River Ouse catchment. It is a partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Environment Agency,and Lewes District Council. The project was originally establishedto see if NFM cancreate positive benefits for flooding, the environment,and society in a lowland river catchment. Now that the project is well established, SFI is keen to articulate to funders and local communities the extent to which its work brings benefits (or disbenefits) to the local area. In this report, NEF Consulting builds on SFI’s initial work to explore how this NFM project has contributed to (1)the social capital and (2) the natural capital benefits of thelocal area.

Author(s): Davies, D, Southgate, F, Chapman, A

Journal: NEF Consulting and Sussex Wildlife Trust

Year: 2020

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