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Flood management scheme is first in the UK/by Natalie Sem
In May, the first natural management facility of its kind in the UK opened at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre.
It will reduce flood risk in the area and make it more resilient to the impact of climate change.
Some of the measures include the planting of 5,000 tress, creating leaky barriers, installing a balancing pond and wetland areas, and improving the drainage which helps to slow the flow of water and increase flood resilience in the area.
James Wright from Estates and Facilities, whose team supported the construction and planting phases, liaising with academic colleagues to coordinate soil sampling, said:
Michael Howroyd, Sustainability Projects Officer at the University of Leeds, added:
Find out more about the Sustainability service at the University of Leeds.
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