AQA Geography Soft Engineering

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  • Created on: 29-03-13 15:01
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  • Case Study: Soft Engineering - River Quaggy restoration scheme, UK
    • Social
      • Reduced risk to 600 homes and businesses
        • Can collect 85,000m3 (3 Olympic pools)
      • Flood zones don't save people in poorer areas
    • Environmental
      • Artificial channels built for diversion
      • Environment agency - more sustainable
      • New lake and floodplains created - collect naturally
      • Diverse environment for wildlife
    • Economic
      • Park lowered and shaped
      • Flood management and park quality improved
    • WHAT?
      • Afforestation - interception - slows down water reaching river
      • Contour ploughing and strip farming- reduce runoff
      • Floodplain zoning - some areas allowed to flood naturally
      • Forecasting floods and warnings shelter and protect
      • River restoration scheme - to original stat before being managed
      • Wetland & river bank conservation schemes
    • Political
      • Won 2007 natural environment category
      • Introduce schemes to do less later
      • might not always work

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