A comprehensive Wells and Labadz 2016 Report to the SFF-Natural Flood Management on Brackenhurst Land on the work on NFM on Brackenhurst land as part of the PhD research by Josh Wells. It also gives some preliminary hydrographs from storm Angus and some images captured shortly after with the drone.
Read here of people’s experiences in the National Flood Forum’s bulletin. No doubt many in Southwell will understand and empathise. “A year after the Boxing Day floods that destroyed homes and businesses across northern England, we bring you this special bulletin and share the stories of those people who suffered. The devastation caused by Storms… Read more »
The first project to help reduce flooding in the town has been completed by Josh Wells, a PhD student at NTU Brackenhurst who is working with hydrologist Dr Jillian Labadz and the Environment Agency, together with Stuart Smith (Smith JCB Hire of Southwell) who has dug long and hard in difficult circumstances to complete the… Read more »
9th November 2016 Water is as much a part of the landscape of Britain as England’s cathedral spires, or the mountains of Scotland and the valleys of Wales. The nation’s cities were built on rivers and its fortunes on the seas. There is an ancient and respectful relationship that recognises the capacity of water not… Read more »
2nd November 2016 Report also criticises government’s plans and funding and calls for Environment Agency to be stripped of responsibility for flooding Natural ways of stopping floods, such as tree planting and putting logs in rivers to slow water flow must be a key part of protecting the nation as climate change intensifies rain storms,… Read more »
Work at Brackenhurst started on woody debris dams in June 2016 and bunds in November 2016. Pictures below Before (July) and after (22nd November 2016) drone shots of Brackenhurst’s #naturalfloodmanagement scheme, still under construction but holding back water as designed See January 2017 report Picture below One of the storage bunds doing its… Read more »
The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee’s report, Future Flood Prevention, recently recommended a complete overhaul of how we tackle flooding. Amongst the recommendations was that we should take a more holistic approach to managing flood risk, including incorporating natural flood management (NFM) into the toolkit. NFM is about how we delay and… Read more »
Friday 25 November 2016 Natural management is ‘vital’ as well as other flood defences says environment secretary The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will spend £15m on natural flood management projects, the environment secretary has announced. On Thursday, Andrea Leadsom confirmed to parliament that, although flood defences such as concrete barriers are… Read more »
This has been released today 1st November 2016 – read here Look out in the media for comments
An interesting article on household flood protection in flood risk areas Points covered – Property Level Protection or making homes more flood resilient – why might householders not consider this – what are the considerations? Who’s responsible – Government, insurers, loss adjusters, builders?