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.
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 »
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 »
A grant of £350,000 could be given to Southwell over the next three years towards work to reduce the risk of flooding. Nottinghamshire County Council has applied for the money from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. It was approved in principle by the finance sub-committee and will now go to the main Trent… Read more »
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Labadz Wells et al 2016 extreme event and NFM project Southwell View the presentation given by Dr Jillian Labadz and Josh Wells (PhD student) of Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus at the British Hydrological Society on 15th June 2016
Funding for natural flood management at Brackenhurst Read about the submission to request £2K from the Southwell Flood Fund held by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.