TRIPLE-C – water resource management in the Upper Darent Valley
TRIPLE-C – Climate resilient Community-based Catchment planning and management – delivers against the 2 Seas programme priority of ‘Adaptation to climate change’ and towards the specific objective to ‘Improve the ecosystem-based capacity of 2 Seas stakeholders to climate change and its associated water-related effects’ (the same programme priority and specific objective as SCAPE). It is led by Somerset County Council and has the overall objective to:
“…implement a set of cost-effective, innovative actions to reduce flooding. A new participative approach to problem solving and implementation with landowners will be developed. Upstream implementation of the water retention and erosion control measures will reduce flooding and associated issues further downstream.”
The DVLPS will deliver measures to achieve this objective in a way that respects and enhances landscape character in the upper catchment of the valley between Westerham and Sevenoaks and will contribute principally to water-related projects under Theme 4 project ‘Natural and Historic Landscapes’.