The Rivers Trust’s NFM Hub wins the Esri UK Customer Success Award

The collaborative platform has been recognised for allowing more than 50 catchment-scale or community-led projects to manage and share their actions and accelerate the delivery of nature-based solutions at a national scale.

Emma Brisdion

17/05/24

We are thrilled to announce that this week the NFM Hub has won the Esri Customer Success Award at the 2024 Esri UK Annual Conference!

The EsriUKAC Conference is the UK's largest GIS event, and the NFM (natural flood management) Hub built by our data team provides a collaborative platform for more than 50 catchment-scale or community-led projects to manage and share their actions, to accelerate the delivery of nature-based solutions (NbS) at a national scale.

The NFM Hub stores over 4000 natural flood management interventions, making it the largest mapped database of community managed NbS assets that we are aware of.

The NFM Hub has been created through partnership under the Catchment Based Approach initiative, with Environment Agency support and funding to meet the needs of those delivering on projects, whether they are local Rivers Trusts, Wildlife Trusts, or local Flood Action Groups.

Our tech team attended the conference in London and collected the award at the ceremony this week

The NFM Hub records evidence for multiple benefits of NFM nature-based solutions such as wetlands, river meandering, and riparian tree planting. It provides confidence to funders and has been a catalyst to accelerate investment into catchment scale NFM delivery. We're proud of this project and the real impact it can have for organizations and communities working to restore their catchment, and delighted to see it recognized!

Michelle Walker Technical Director at The Rivers Trust says:

"We are delighted to accept this award which recognises the power of data-driven collaborative action with our partners the Environment Agency, the many members of the Rivers Trust movement and the Catchment Based Approach. Evidence-driven collaboration is a fundamental cornerstone of how The Rivers Trust is working to restore our rivers and their catchments back to full health."

The EAs Director of Strategy and National Adaptation, Julie Foley says:

"We are excited to celebrate this award with our partners at the Rivers Trust. Our work together to better record NFM measures in the landscape through the NFM hub is critical to our new NFM Programme and ambition to mainstream NFM"

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