In times of flood, it helps to store water higher up in river catchments. Leaky ponds hold water back, then release it safely.
See 6,000 trees planted to help soak up groundwater and prevent excessive run-off. SRA chairman John Osman, landowner Lord Cameron and land management expert Ben Thorne all feature in this video filmed near Ilminster.
See woody dams being created in the Blackdown Hills - with expert commentary from Ben Thorne of FWAG SW. (That's not him in the thumbnail! It's Bryony Sadler of FLAG being interviewed by the BBC).
See Filter Soxx put into action in a muddy Somerset field - with commentary from natural flood management expert Roy Hayes.