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A muddy field at the highest point overlooking Southwell Minster is the scene of the latest moves in the £4.5m scheme to avoid a repeat of the torrents of water that flooded the town in the summer of 2013.

Read more in the Newark Advertiser article about Josh Wells’ work with Trent Rivers Trust on natural flood management. He talks of “……a mosaic of methods. As well as the new ponds and the bund here we have two more bunds towards the Brackenhurst College campus, plus four more bunds and 17 leaky barriers.

Working with Natural Processes – the evidence behind Natural Flood Management

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The Environment Agency organised a series of 14 NFM Roadshows throughout the country. Some delegates from Southwell Flood Forum attended the East Midlands event on 29th May 2018. Here is the programme with links to each of the presentations – which includes one from Josh Wells, PhD student at Brackenhurst. Josh has since built on… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary – April 2018

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Read below or click to download the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary Spring 2018  which was distributed via the Bramley newspaper on 4th May 2018. SOUTHWELL FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME UPDATE April 2018 General The Southwell Flood Forum (“SFF”) and Nottinghamshire County Council (“NCC”) believe that it is important that the people of Southwell, and especially… Read more »

Brackenhurst ‘s presentation at “Working with Natural Processes: The Evidence Behind Natural Flood Management”

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Josh  Well, PhD student with Dr Jillian Labadz at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus was honoured to be invited to speak recently on the research he is conducting on Natural Flood Management. His research is being applauded internationally, putting him, Brackenhurst and flooding in Southwell firmly in the forefront of NFM evidence-based research.           The… Read more »

“Slowing the Flow” – a talk on Southwell’s first natural flood management project to help reduce flood risk in the town- 2nd February 2017

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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 »

Natural Flood Management Scheme at Brackenhurst

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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 »