UK: Linking Biodiversity Action Plan and flood alleviation

Restoration of Bishop Wood near Selby was a priority in the Selby Biodiversity Action Plan. By taking action to restore it to wet woodland, there was an opportunity to use the work to achieve flood attenuation measures related to nearby watercourses. Areas of the wood were identified as areas for water storage.

Type Case Study
Class Case Studies
Country United Kingdom
Biome Inland Waters
Threat Type Changes in precipitation, Increased frequency or intensity of extreme climat events
Impact Changing hydrological regimes
Adaptation Activities Protection of habitat, Restoration of degraded habitats, Peatland conservation, Landscape scale management
Tool Type Risk Management, Conservation
Date Added 19 July 2011
Date Modified 19 July 2011

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme