Upstream Thinking:

Rapid Response Catchments

Devon Resilience Innovation Project (DRIP)

About Upstream Thinking: Rapid Response Catchments

The Rapid Response Catchments (RRC) project forms part of the Devon Resilience Innovation Project (DRIP).

It is funded by Defra as part of the £200 million Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme, which is managed by the Environment Agency to develop and test new approaches to help communities become more resilient to the effects of
flooding and climate change.

Problems and Solutions

What are the problems?

  • Changing climate – increased rainfall
  • Flooded downstream properties

  • Smothered river habitats 
  • Polluted downstream waterbodies

What can we provide?

  • Tailored approach to improve the nature of soils
  • Specialist and trusted farm advice

  • Opportunities to co-create Natural Flood Management

Key Information

Working with Communities

Through this project, we will be working with communities to empower them to build resilience to climate change.

Working together

We will work with people to co-create and provide local solutions to the impacts of climate change.

Nature-based Solutions

Testing community-maintained Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to reduce the effects of flooding in neighbourhoods and deliver multiple environmental benefits.

Partners involved in this project