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Catchment Runoff Management

Catchment Runoff Management

A partnership to address flooding through catchment solutions using soft engineered runoff management features.

Project leader

Dr Paul Quinn

Project staff

Dr Jennine Jonczyk

Dr Mark Wilkinson, The James Hutton Institute

Phil Welton, Environment Agency

Peter Kerr, Environment Agency


Northumbria Regional Flood Defence Committee

North East Local Environment Agency Levy team


Environment Agency


The project founded the concept of Catchment Runoff Management Plans, which manage flow pathways directly by storing, slowing and filtering runoff at source on farms. These multipurpose features address:

  • water quality
  • sediment trapping
  • the creation of new habitats
  • the storage and attenuation of flood flow