H20:Source2Sea European Union Funding

Total project budget: €2,496,348.60
European Regional Development Fund amount: €1,722,480.51

Name of funding programme - Interreg V A France (Channel) England 2014 – 2020

Start and end dates - January 2019 to March 2023

The H20 (H20:Source2Seas) project aims to overcome barriers to integrated water and ecosystem management in lowland areas adapting to climate change by:

  • identifying and valuing natural flood and drought management solutions to supplement and overcoming the high costs of hard infrastructure
  • restoring ecosystems in lowland areas
  • enhancing the evidence base for climate resilient decision making
  • addressing the fragmentation of policy across the water system
  • demonstrating natural methods of managing flooding and drought and encouraging the wider roll-out of these across the Channel area and beyond.

For more information, visit the project website.

  • Kent Wildlife Trust (UK)
  • Centre Permanent d’Initiatives pour l’Environnement Val d’Authie (France)
  • Nausicaà, Centre national de la mer (France)

  • Increase implementation of natural flood and drought management strategies/adaptive water management in Kent and the Channel area
  • Increase stakeholder engagement in integrated water management decision-making
  • Demonstrate the value of natural flood and drought management in the channel area
  • Reduce pollution into transnational and coastal waters

  • Reduction in total costs of managing water issues and climate change
  • Improvement in water quality by reducing nutrients, pollution and sediment
  • Reduction of water stress and improvement of fresh water usage
  • Tools and guidance to deliver adaptive water management measures tailored to local scenarios

  • Reduction of long-term impacts of flooding, droughts and polluted waterways
  • Lowland areas are better adapted to climate change
  • Improved water quality and ecosystem benefits