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
Working with Communities
Through this project, we will be working with communities to empower them to build resilience to climate change.
We will work with people to co-create and provide local solutions to the impacts of climate change.
Testing community-maintained Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to reduce the effects of flooding in neighbourhoods and deliver multiple environmental benefits.