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National Flood Forum has been arranging a series of zoom meetings during lockdown with a series of expert speakers.

Topics covered a range of relevant topics including ‘Working with local Councils’, ‘Weather forecasting’, ‘Digital maps’, ‘Riparian owners and management’, ‘Natural Flood Management’, ‘Working with water companies’, ‘Planning framework’, ‘SUDS and adoption’.

These have been immensely useful and have involved flood groups throughout the country. Most zoom meetings have been attended by 25-30 groups.

This has been invaluable – usually we only meet other flood action groups and expert speakers at the NFF Annual conference – the last one was in March 2020 just days before lockdown!

It’s very empowering to hear about other groups’ activities and get ideas on how they cope in their community, work with authorities etc.

Some of the meetings are now on the NFF Youtube channel.

Flood and Coast Conference Report and Video

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust, Watercourse Clearing.

This is usually a national two-day event at Telford and Tim Farr and Jacky Huson attended in 2017 when Tim was invited to give a presentation on Southwell Flood Forum and be on a panel. This year they are offering a series of webinars, the first of which is Creating Climate Resilient Places. These digital… Read more »

How Natural Flood Management improved flood-risk resilience in Southwell

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, SuDS, Trent Rivers Trust.

The Southwell FRAMES Pilot Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) led the Southwell Pilot project, which sought to improve flood resilience in Southwell through natural flood management (NFM) intervention and community engagement. During its three-year lifespan Southwell’s FRAMES project improved flood-risk resilience in the present day and for the future. On Trent Rivers Trust website you can… Read more »

Natural Flood Management news

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Work continues to transform Southwell’s flood defences Nottinghamshire County Council is working alongside Trent Rivers Trust, local farmers and various partners to drastically improve flood defences in Southwell. This work forms part of a wider scheme worth up to £5m which will involve engineering work to construct new flood defences across the town as well… Read more »

Celebrating the FRAMES project: Improving Flood Resilience within Southwell

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Work to improve Southwell’s flood resilience is being celebrated at a free event at Southwell Library on 11 March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.  The event, open to all residents, will showcase the work undertaken by Southwell Flood Forum, National Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the FRAMES project ‘Improving Flood… Read more »

The impact of flooding on communities – “Start the Week” Radio 4

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flooding News, Natural Flood Management.

Radio 4 ‘Start the Week’ – Monday 9th December 2020 Flooding remains a risk in many parts of the country this winter. Andrew Marr explores the impact of water on communities. The engineer David Lerner argues for the extension of the policy of daylighting – opening up rivers covered over by the Victorians. He says… Read more »

Barriers to the uptake and implementation of natural flood management

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Josh Wells has just completed his PhD on flooding in Southwell at Nottingham Trent University and as part of his research, implemented many natural flood management interventions on Brackenhurst’s upland catchment land. He was subsequently employed by Trent Rivers Trust in the FRAMES project and has implemented many more NFM interventions in the upland catchment… Read more »

Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions – Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30pm to 7.30pm

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Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30 to 7.30pm Admiral Rodney, King Street, Southwell. The Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is moving forward and one of the initial proposals to be implemented is to design and install Property Flood Resilience measures for a number of homes to help protect… Read more »

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

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Nottinghamshire County Council press release 4th April 2019 As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council has reached the final stages of securing a contractor to undertake the work needed to make sure that homes in Southwell which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible. This follows… Read more »